Learn in 5 minutes what makes OHSU’s Department of Psychiatry special
Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry
The OHSU Department of Psychiatry, part of the OHSU Brain Institute, conducts laboratory and clinical research on all the most common mental health problems. We treat people with many psychiatric disorders, including sleep problems, substance abuse and addictions, mental health problems in children, adolescents and older adults (geriatric) and eating disorders. Our specialists care for people of every culture and background.
Learning to Live with Narcolepsy
I was 15 when I developed the first symptoms of narcolepsy with cataplexy. Narcolepsy is the uncontrollable urge to fall asleep, and cataplexy is temporary muscle weakness or paralysis. More