Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah is proud to be an integral part of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute) and 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.

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Studying the Pre-Adolescent Brain to Gain Insight into Mental Health Disorders
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Jun 10, 2021

Studying the Pre-Adolescent Brain to Gain Insight into Mental Health Disorders

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University of Utah Health scientists and collaborators with the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Consortium have developed a rich resource for studying how the brain changes and matures during adolescence. The finding will provide a foundation for understanding how childhood experiences influence brain development and impact behavior later in life.... Read More

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Moving Forward, Post Pandemic
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May 07, 2021

Moving Forward, Post Pandemic

The last year challenged us in ways we could never have imagined. We experienced a cascade of collective trauma, which impacted the ways we do our work and live our lives. We simultaneously experienced deep losses and meaningful gains. As we move forward, we are committed to an active, systemwide approach to address the needs of our employees consisting of three phases: recognize, recover, and rebuild.... Read More

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Improving Mental Health for Transgender People is a Challenge We All Must Address
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Mar 31, 2021

Improving Mental Health for Transgender People is a Challenge We All Must Address

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Since 2009, March 31st has marked the occasion of International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual event for celebrating people who are transgender and raising awareness of the challenges faced by the transgender community. Although we are moving toward a better world for transgender people, we still have a long way to go. ... Read More

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Mark H. Rapaport, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry
CEO, Huntsman Mental Health Institute

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