Department of Psychiatry

The Yale Department of Psychiatry is a world leader in patient care, research, and education. Our department prides itself on its diverse and talented faculty, including a cadre of compassionate clinicians, inter-disciplinary teams of talented investigators, and numerous committed and dedicated teachers, as well as a network of able alumni that remain vital to our missions.

As a department, we not only provide the highest quality of patient care, but also lead the nation in discoveries that are transforming our understanding and treatment of mental illness and addiction.

The department’s Psychology Section, with more than 200 full-time and voluntary faculty, is one of the largest and most accomplished groups of psychologists in an academic medical center.

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Pioneering Interventional Psychiatric Services: Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health

The collaboration between Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (YNHPH) has resulted in the translation of world-leading research to patient-centered care. Pioneers in the laboratories and in the clinics are transforming lives through the Interventional Psychiatric Services (IPS). IPS is the culmination of research and clinical practice to provide patients who have not been successful with more traditional treatments an opportunity for a better life. IPS includes comprehensive, specialty consultations, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), Ketamine Infusion Therapy (KIT) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Click on the Yale Psychiatry logo above to view a video about the service.

Chair's Welcome

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Welcome to the website of the Department of Psychiatry of the Yale University School of Medicine. Yale is a remarkably exciting academic psychiatry community distinguished by the impact, breadth, and depth of its clinical, training, and research programs.