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.
Historic gift will establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute with an initial focus on advancing knowledge and relieving suffering through research-informed treatment of mental illness with a strong focus on improving mental health services for college-age adults, increasing access to mental health services in rural communities across Utah and identifying the genetic underpinnings of mental illness.... Read More
New physician, Elizabeth Gargaro, MD, joins the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Gargaro works with adolescent patients at UNI’s Girls Transition Center and provides pediatric care and mental health integration services at the UofU Health South Main Clinic.... Read More
Researchers at University of Utah Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. ... Read More
The Mountain West has disproportionately high rates of depressive disorders and suicide. Researchers are trying to find out why. Turns out, the mountains themselves might have something to do with it.... Read More
Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, joined UofU Health suicide prevention experts at a news conference on Monday, July 8, 2019, to discuss the need for funding suicide crisis prevention and the local efforts made so far to raise awareness. Experts included Department of Psychiatry professor, Doug Gray, and Ross VanVraken, Executive Director of the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). ... Read More
Dr. Scott Langenecker, a clinical neuropsychologist and professor of psychiatry, discusses ways people can strengthen their resilience during a free presentation titled “Images of Resilience,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Park City Library’s Community Room. The event that honors Mental Health Awareness Month is sponsored by CONNECT Summit County.... Read More