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Patient Services Program Overview

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences treats the entire spectrum of psychiatric, emotional, and chemical dependency disorders, including:

  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Addictions and other drug and alcohol related problems
  • Women's mental health issues, including psychiatric disorders related to pregnancy and post-partum state
  • Bipolar disorder and manic-depressive illnesses
  • Schizophrenia
  • Panic disorder
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender mental health
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Emotional problems and psychiatric disorders related to the diagnosis and treatment of physical conditions including heart disease, cancer, weight loss surgery, pain, and HIV/AIDS

In addition, our practitioners have diagnostic and psychiatric expertise in the following areas:

  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Group, couples and individual psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Medication evaluation and consultation
  • Legal issues and court cases

Reflecting an awareness of the richness of the diversity here in the Washington, DC area, our practitioners approach each patient's care with consideration of his or her cultural and socioeconomic background, thus ensuring a thorough and carefully considered treatment program.