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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.

  • Slide 4 - Perinatal

    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.

  • Story Slide IPC

    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 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.

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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 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.

  • 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.

  • BHP

    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.

Message from Dr. Karp

Message from Dr. Karp

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson! As I settle into the role of Chair, I’ve been immediately struck by the dedication and creativity of our outstanding community of faculty, staff, trainees, and students. This innovative team has contributed to our regional and national reputation as a Department of excellence in mental health clinical services, education, and research. We have robust clinical and training programs in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, telemental health, child psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and interventional psychiatry. We are proud to highlight our state-of-the-art facilities that support the innovative work taking place at Banner – University Medical Center South and the Whole Health Clinic.

The Department of Psychiatry will lead the effort to understand, diagnose, treat, and prevent psychiatric disorders, prepare future clinicians, provide state-of-the-art care, and give direction to community efforts to improve behavioral health.


Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director Elisa Gumm, DO
The Rise of Substance Abuse

Arizona Illustrated interviews our Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director Elisa Gumm, DO, for this poignant story.

Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD, and Francisco Moreno, MD
How Education and Research Can Help Fix Health Care Inequity

Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD, vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and a Diversity Champion, and Francisco Moreno, MD, professor of psychiatry and University of Arizona Health Sciences associate vice president for equity, diversity and inclusion, discuss the reasons behind health care inequities, and how UArizona Health Sciences and the Colleges of Medicine’s diversity and inclusion efforts are establishing avenues to create equity in medicine.