• Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

    Visit our Community Resources section for access to mental health resources that will help you to manage the stress and anxiety surrounding COVID-19.

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    We are very much aware of living in an exceptionally diverse part of the country. We see introducing our students to the mental health challenges of underserved populations as part of our core mission.

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    We provide perinatal mental health services for women during pregnancy and after giving birth, to support women during this vulnerable time for developing mental health issues.

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    We offer a state-of-the art multi-modality neurotherapeutics program in Southern Arizona. Experts in neurotherapy work together to offer ECT, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Esketamine to patients with hard-to-treat mood disorders.

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    We are dedicated to foundational and translational research, to conveying skills and clinical knowledge to trainees, and to bringing our expertise to bear where it benefits patients who ask for our help.

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    We have developed Integrated Psychosocial Care (IPC), a collaborative approach to treatment. You, your physicians, and other healthcare team members work together to care for your physical and emotional needs.

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    We have the only five-year program in the nation for young people struggling through the early stages of serious mental illness, Early Psychosis Intervention Center (“EPICenter”).

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    We provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and care for children and adolescents through the age of 17. We work with the child and family together to optimize care and pay special attention to education, nutrition, lifestyle and cultural factors.

Message from Dr. Karp

Message from Dr. Karp

We are living in extraordinary times in which leaders in psychiatric medicine are needed more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic, the imperative to fight racism and make our world more equitable, and for all to have access to personalized healthcare requires creative, well-trained psychiatrist leaders to help improve the world through clinical care, education, and research.

The Department of Psychiatry leads efforts to comprehensively prevent and treat psychiatric disorders, conduct cutting-edge research, and prepare future clinicians through rigorous, experiential education. Our commitment to social justice and anti-racism focuses our dedication to serving Southern Arizona’s diverse patient populations.

News

Geriatric specialist talks ‘complexity and gray areas’ of cognitive decline

The Jewish News interviews Psychiatry Professor and Chair Jordan Karp, MD, about his Sept 9 webinar, "Preventing Cognitive Decline in Late-Life: Evidence-Based Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy.“


New Program to Boost Rural Behavioral Health Care Workforce

A new program will train psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students and psychology interns in real-world integrated health care settings.