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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.


Arizona Perinatal Psychiatry Access Line to open June 1

A new help line for health care providers aims to improve physical and behavioral health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum persons and their babies and families.

Perinatal Psychiatrists and APAL Directors Saira Kalia, MD, and Kathryn Emerick, MD
U of A helpline to support new and expectant moms' mental health

Perinatal Psychiatrists and APAL Directors Saira Kalia, MD, and Kathryn Emerick, MD were interviewed by the Arizona Daily Star where they promoted the launch of the new Arizona Perinatal Psychiatry Access Line program.