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

  • Students Recount What Happened During Stabbing

    In an interview with USA Today regarding the school stabbing in Murrysville, PA, Steven Berkowitz, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry and director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery, said, "In these kinds of situations, the psychological casualties usually outnumber the physical casualties."

  • Night Eating Syndrome & Obesity and Depression

    WHYY's "Voices in the Family" speaks with Kelly C. Allison, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Lucy Faulconbridge, PhD, both of the Penn Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, about night eating, and the link between obesity and depression.

  • 13 Secret Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Loss

    Michael A. Grandner, PhD, instructor in Psychiatry and member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, was interviewed by about sleep issues that can develop in the spring and summer.