Vincent Koppelmans, PhD, is joining the Department of Psychiatry faculty as a Research Assistant Professor. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah is proud to be an integral part of University of Utah Health. Every day we dedicate ourselves to academic excellence, relevant collaborative research, and compassionate behavioral and mental health care.
We are teachers, researchers, and clinicians. We train future psychiatrists, explore new ideas, map genomes, develop innovative therapies, create new drugs, study spectacular brain images, and pioneer new treatments all with the goal of advancing mental health care to give our patients healthier minds and better lives.
For individuals with both addiction and chronic pain, it’s been common practice to treat one before the other, rather than treating both at the same time. Psychologist Dr. Mark Ilgen from the University of Michigan talks about a new approach that combines behavioral therapy and social support to help chronic pain patients manage both their pain and addiction.... Read MorePsychiatry
Jonathan Birnkrant, MD, is joining the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry Division. Dr. Birnkrant will be working in the Child and Adolescent Inpatient areas at University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute beginning early May. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Not every child on the autism spectrum will display the same behaviors. ... Read MorePsychiatry
A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body. ... Read MorePsychiatry
How do you know if it's just a series of bad days or something more serious? ... Read MorePsychiatry
There are times in life when anxiety is hard to avoid. ... Read MorePsychiatry
University of Utah is taking part in a nationwide, landmark study designed to address questions about how typical teen experiences – such as social media, lack of sleep and head injuries from sports – affect their social, emotional, intellectual and physical health and well-being ... Read MorePsychiatry
May is Mental Health Awareness month. To raise awareness, this Parkites Connect are holding several events. The kick-off event is May 3 and will feature specialists from the Department of Psychiatry about the stigmas surrounding mental health.... Read MorePsychiatry