With its comprehensive clinical program, leading-edge research and special programs, the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine provides outstanding clinical service to its patients.
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Adult Psychiatry (314) 286-1700
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (314) 286-1740
The department's clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders. This includes, but is not limited to: depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, delirium, dementia and other cognitive disorders, Tourette syndrome, tic and other movement disorders, substance abuse disorders, attention deficit and other disruptive behavior disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, eating disorders, and disorders relating to other illnesses, i.e., depression resulting from other medical conditions.
Clinical Services are provided by a broad range of board certified and licensed professionals who treat adults and children. Twenty-three psychiatrists are certified to treat adults. Many of these clinicians hold further certification in addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry or forensic psychiatry. We have a number of specialists certified to treat children. What Patients Should Expect
On staff are eleven clinical psychologists whose practice primarily concerns adults. Two of these psychologists also treat children and three have an emphasis on forensic psychiatry. Three licensed clinical social workers focus on issues relating to children and all have specialty training in family and marital therapy. A clinical nurse specialist in mental health works with adults. Our faculty provides leadership for all psychiatric programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. For an overview, please read Clinicians Listed by Specialty.
Patients may be referred to the Department of Psychiatry's Specialty Programs including: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Biofeedback Therapy; Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing; and Family and Marital Therapy. Our clinicians also provide a program in pain management in coordination with the Pain Management Center of the Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine, as well as psychological evaluation services for patients who are transplant candidates at Barnes -Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine.
The Department of Psychiatry is renowned for its internationally recognized research program that studies the brain and sources of mental illness. Our long and distinguished history of research in basic mechanisms of central nervous system function, neurobiology, epidemiology, genetically-determined behaviors and psychiatric disorders benefits patients because our clinicians apply the most up-to-date research findings in their clinical practice.