INSIDE THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is dedicated to advancing knowledge of human behavior and mental illness, and to providing education, research, and consultation in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the nation.
The Department of Psychiatry at USUHS is a national leader in the education of future psychiatrists and in providing the fundamental behavioral knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for future military physicians regardless of their chosen specialty. Our faculty are experts in a wide range of areas, including child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. We offer and support a variety of educational programs, including a four-year residency program, a disaster psychiatry fellowship program, and a variety of continuing education courses.
The Department of Psychiatry at USUHS is a major center for research in mental health. Our faculty are conducting cutting-edge research in a variety of areas, including the causes and treatment of mental illness, risk and protective factors realted to suicide, suicidal ideation and related behaviors, the impact of trauma, disaster, war and terrorism on mental health and behavior, and the development of new treatments for PTSD and related comorbidities. Our research is funded by the DoD, the National Institutes of Health, and other sources.
The Department of Psychiatry at USUHS provides consultation to a wide range of stakeholders, including DoD service members and their families, veterans, and the general public. Our faculty provide expert advice on a variety of mental health issues, including the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, the management of stress and trauma, and the development of healthy coping mechanisms.
We are committed to providing the highest quality education, research, and consultation in support of the DoD and the nation. We believe that by advancing knowledge of human behavior and mental illness, we can improve the lives of service members, veterans, and the public.