Lowry Bushnell is one of six faculty members to be awarded the inaugural Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair.... 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.
Dr. Lowry Bushnell, Department of Psychiatry faculty member and clinical director of the Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders Clinic, is one of six individuals to receive the newly formed Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair.... Read MorePsychiatry
Researchers are turning to safety protocols to reduce the transmission of antibiotic-resistant organisms, like Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and influenza. The health care environment, however, may be setting health care workers up for failure.... Read MorePsychiatry,Internal Medicine
Three common antidepressants – Paxil (paroxetine), Lexapro (escitalopram), and Prozac (fluoxetine) – could be less effective at high elevations, suggests research involving lab rats and led by scientists at University of Utah Health.... Read MorePsychiatry
Psychiatry Department Partners with local advocacy group, CONNECT, for Mental Health Awareness Month 2018
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Psychiatry Department has partnered with CONNECT, a community mental health advocacy group, who is hosting several community educational events throughout the month of May. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Grant Paves Way for U of U Researchers to Use Brain-Imaging Technology to Study Effects of Cannabinoids
The medical use of cannabinoids is permitted in 29 states and counting, yet critical unanswered questions remain. ... Read MoreRadiology,Family and Preventive Medicine,Psychiatry
Dr. Jason Hunziker, Division Chief of Adult Psychiatry and Inpatient Medical Director at University Neuropsychiatric Institute, addresses the symptoms and treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).... Read MorePsychiatry
Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Psychiatry faculty member and Director of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the University of Utah's Diagnostic Neuroimaging Laboratory, is the U's lead researcher in national study exploring neural changes in the teen brain put it at risk for addiction, depression and risky behaviors.... Read MorePsychiatry
University of Utah Health Receives Nearly $10 Million to Identify Natural, Non-opioid Compounds to Manage Pain.... Read MorePsychiatry