• 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.

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    Our AZ Perinatal Psychiatry Access Line provides case consults for providers treating pregnant & perinatal women with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.


Is It Okay to Give Kids Melatonin Every Night?

Lauren Hartstein, PhD, new assistant professor for the Psychiatry Department, was quoted in a recent article by The Cut discussing the lack of knowledge on the impact of melatonin given to children.

1 in 4 parents say their young child has bedtime anxiety, new poll finds

Assistant Professor Lauren Hartstein, PhD is quoted based on her research on sleep and circadian health in early childhood.