Department of Psychiatry

The fundamental purpose of OHSU and The Department of Psychiatry is to improve well-being. 
As part of its multifaceted public mission, OHSU strives for excellence in education, research, clinical practice, scholarship and community service. 

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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.

Meet our team of mental health specialists

Upcoming Events

Career Opportunities

Forensic Psychiatrist

BC/BE Psychiatrist


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The Intercultural Psychiatric Program (IPP) provides culturally sensitive mental health services for immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities

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