Divisions, Centers, and Programs

The Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai includes several divisions, centers, and programs that focus on specific clinical services, areas of research, or education across the Mount Sinai Health System. They link academic thought leaders to clinicians throughout the department in a diagnosis-based system.

We offer a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, emergency services, electroconvulsive therapy, neuropsychological testing, and the management of difficult clinical cases. Serving infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, we offer mental health evaluation and treatment in areas as far reaching as Alzheimer’s disease; attention-deficit hyperactivity and obsessive-compulsive disorders; autism, behavioral, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders; reproductive psychiatry; eating disorders; substance abuse; post-traumatic stress disorder; trauma responses in children, and other areas.

Our research and specialized clinical divisions focus on specific conditions or areas of study within psychiatry.

Division of Tics, OCD, and Related Disorders

The Division of Tics, OCD, and Related Disorders provides comprehensive care for patients of any age with tics, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and related conditions.

Division of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

In this division we explore and advance the identification and treatment of disturbances in central nervous system development.

Division of Psychiatric Genomics

Applying genetic insights to the clinical practice of psychiatry, our Psychiatric Genomics Division has a molecular, genomic, and translational focus. We aim to break down barriers to collaboration through support of highly interdisciplinary research.

Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics

Through our Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics, we seek insights into the neurobiology of normal and diseased human development, including the genome-wide distribution and regulation of epigenetic markings that serve as “molecular bridge” linking our genes to the environment.

Mental Health Services Division

In the Mental Health Services Division our multidisciplinary team of investigators works in real world settings with consumers, advocates, and clinicians to create, deliver and test child and family-focused mental health interventions, prevention programs, and services. Our main goal is to better understand what constitutes quality mental health for urban families.

Traumatic Stress Disorders Division

The Traumatic Stress Disorders program conducts clinical research that will help us better understand the underlying biology and recovery of post-traumatic stress disorder. 

These clinical areas work in concert to treat immediate and long-term patient needs in the appropriate environment.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, part of the Child Behavioral Health and Science Center,  strives to promote the health of children and adolescents through excellence in clinical care and to advance science in childhood mental health disorders.

Geriatric Psychiatry Division

Our Geriatric Psychiatry Division provides a comprehensive array of patient services, research, and educational opportunities in all aspects of psychiatry in the aging population. 

Inpatient Psychiatry

Inpatient Psychiatry Services at The Mount Sinai Hospital provide acute care of patients with a wide variety of mental illness across five units, including Geriatric Psychiatry, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Outpatient Psychiatry

We offer a comprehensive range of outpatient psychiatric services, through numerous specialty programs, centers, and clinical settings.

Emergency Psychiatry

Our psychiatrists and ER physicians collaborate to provide Emergency Psychiatry services 24 hours per day in the dedicated Psychiatric Emergency Room (ER) through evaluation and stabilization of patients in psychiatric crisis.

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai comprises a specialized group of psychiatrists working at the interface of psychiatry and medicine. We research and address mind-body connections in light of research revelations of a high co-morbidity between physical illness and mental health.


Neuropsychology services at The Mount Sinai Hospital focuses on individuals who have sustained a neurological injury, diagnostic methodologies, and treatment options. 

The Research Centers of the Department of Psychiatry are hubs for research and patient care. Our department also runs multiple research programs that focus on specific conditions, disorders, modalities, or services.

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

At this center we engage in basic science and clinical research on both Alzheimer’s disease and normal aging

Brain Imaging Center

The Brain Imaging Center of The Friedman Brain Institute is working to accelerate use of cutting-edge imaging tools to further research into the workings of the brain.

Center for Addictive Disorders

The Center for Addictive Disorders at The Mount Sinai Hospital provides comprehensive and personalized care for patients with alcohol, substance and behavioral (e.g., food and gambling) addictions.

Center of Excellence in ADHD and Related Disorders

The Center of Excellence in ADHD and Related Disorders is transforming world-class scientific research into the finest quality care for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. Our partnerships between scientists and expert clinicians allow us to bring together science and service in the search for personalized medical care.

Child Behavioral Health and Science Center

Our Child Behavioral Health and Science Center conducts research and provides clinical care throughout the Mount Sinai Health System.

The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment

Our Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment is dedicated to unraveling the biological causes of autism spectrum disorders and developing innovative treatment strategies. We provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment program as well as patient care derived from the latest research.

Neuropsychological Testing and Evaluation Center

The Neuropsychological Testing and Evaluation Center conducts assessments to determine whether patients are experiencing symptoms due to a possible disorder, and recommend appropriate care.

Our Department of Psychiatry conducts a variety of integrated research in psychiatry and related disciplines throughout the Mount Sinai Health System and beyond.

Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drug Program

This Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drug Program studies the phenomena of appearance and performance enhancing drug use, and its benefits and consequences, in the most intellectually honest and scientifically responsible way.

Brain Tissue Donation Program

Through the Brain Tissue Donation Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we are fighting diseases of aging by understanding their causes, developing new treatments, and ultimately, finding a cure.

Clinical Neuroscience Program

The Clinical Neuroscience Program, administered through a clinical neuroscience laboratory at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, is a very active research program concurrently conducting psychopharmacological, neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and genetics investigations in schizophrenia.

Eating and Weight Disorders Program

Through our Eating and Weight Disorders Program children and adults receive innovative, effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program

We offer the latest integrative treatment strategies to patients in our Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program for patients with major depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobia.

Mood and Personality Disorders Research Program

Our Mood and Personality Disorders Research Program explores the biological and psychological underpinnings of mood and personality through a combination of clinical and neuropsychological assessments, neuroimaging, genetics, and clinical expertise.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders Genetics Program

Centered in the Pinto Lab, our Neurodevelopmental Disorders Genetics Program studies autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, and epilepsy to understand the relationship between these physical manifestations and a person’s genes.

Psychosis Research Integrating Science and Medicine Program (PRISM)

This program focuses on bridging the gap between scientific discovery and medical application in understanding and treating psychosis.

Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions Research Program

This Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions Research Program studies human brain function related to addiction, behavior, cognition, emotion, and personality.

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program

In our Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders Program, we provide patients with state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation and treatment, including intensive cognitive behavioral therapy on an outpatient basis for children, adolescents, and adults. We also specialize in biological interventions for patients who have not responded to conventional therapies.

Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program

The Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program is advancing the understanding, evaluation, and treatment of young patients struggling with a range of conditions, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program

The Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program is enhancing the understanding, evaluation, and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with tics and Tourette’s Disorder and related problems.