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

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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

  • An Ace Multitasker? No, you Really Aren't

    Ruben Gur, PhD, professor of Psychology, was interviewed in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about multitasking and how it can pump up anxiety levels, increase errors, reduce attention spans, and affect working memory.

  • Research Round Up

    A research round-up from the Daily Pennsylvanian reports on a study, led by Rinad Beidas, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry, which found that a specific exercise regiment reduced symptoms of lymphedema, a swelling of the upper body after breast cancer treatment.

  • Achieving Meaningful, Long-Term Weight Loss

    In a Physicians Weekly article about a study assessing the long-term effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention weight loss program for type 2 diabetes patients, Thomas A. Wadden, PhD said "our results provide new hope that long-term weight loss is possible when people make a long-term commitment to meet with a lifestyle counselor."