• Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

    Click on our Community Resources section and visit our “Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19” page to access resources for managing pandemic stress and anxiety.

  • EpiCenter

    The Early Psychosis Intervention Center (“EPICenter”) is the only five-year program in the nation for young people in the early stages of serious mental illness.

  • Research

    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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    Introducing our students to the mental health challenges of underserved populations is part of our core mission.

  • Slide 4 - Perinatal

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

  • CIPN

    Patients with difficult-to-treat depression can received specialized treatment, such as ECT, rTMS, and Esketamine, from our Center for Interventional Psychiatry and Neurotherapeutics.

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.

Events

Sleepless in Nogales: Conversations about Insomnia
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 12:00pm


News

White Coat Ceremony Celebrates Next Generation of Physicians

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson medical students received their white coats representing their future profession on July 29 at Centennial Hall.


Kathy W. Smith, MD, Professor of Psychiatry @ UArizona COM-T
Dr. Kathy Smith Receives APA Roeske Teaching Award

Kathy W. Smith, MD, professor of psychiatry and associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, received the Roeske Teaching Award from the American Psychiatric Association.