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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

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.


Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 12:00pm


Rohit Madan, MD
Augmentation Strategies for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Given that two-thirds of patients treated for a major depressive episode will fail to achieve remission of symptoms after 2 or more treatment trials of first-line antidepressants, the probability of remission will further decrease with subsequent medication trials. Assistant Professor Rohit Madan shares his research on this subject.

Naloxone Saves Lives

Arizona Department of Health Services features Melody Glenn, MD, in the video "Naloxone Saves Lives,” which includes other healthcare providers, public health professionals, and overdose survivors sharing their experiences with naloxone and the importance of its availability.