Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health
As part of the nation's first school of medicine, established in 1765, the Department of Psychiatry at Penn has a rich history, extending back over two centuries. The Department of Psychiatry is consistently ranked among the nationís top five psychiatry departments in its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health. Penn Behavioral Health offers an exceptionally strong and well-balanced program of clinical services, crossing all age groups and subspecialty areas of psychiatry and behavioral health.In addition to training future leaders in psychiatry, the department faculty are committed to educating the public and other health professionals about psychiatric disorders and treatment.

About the Department of Psychiatry at Penn

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to the tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating the future leaders in the field.

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Patient Care

Patient Care

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Learn about our direct patient care programs, provided by nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty.

The goal of our interdisciplinary and interinstitutional effort is to translate science into improved clinical care.

The Department of Psychiatry provides excellence in psychiatric education throughout the entire spectrum of medical training.

News and Announcements

  • AFSP Walk to Prevent Suicide

    Join us for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention "Out of the Darkness" Walk taking place Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9:00am starting at the Philadelphia Art Museum. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide. To register or learn more, click here.

  • Unmet Dreams of Having Baby Put Women at Risk of Depression

    Lindsay Sortor, PsyD, clinical psychologist in the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness spoke with NBCNews.com about the risk for depression and anxiety disorders for women who can't get pregnant.

  • NIH-funded Projects Aim at Improving Access, Timeliness of Interventions

    An NIMH news bulletin reports on research grants aimed at developing effective, real-world-ready approaches to providing early diagnosis, treatment, and supportive services for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including research led by Edward S. Brodkin, MD, Director, Adult Autism Spectrum Program at Penn Medicine and Associate Professor of Psychiatry.