The Mount Sinai Department of Psychiatry
The Mount Sinai Department of Psychiatry strives to bring tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments from clinical neuroscience research to clinical care. Listed as one of the top departments in the region for psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report, we are at the forefront of unlocking the interactions between biological processes and the myriad states of the human mind.
The Department of Psychiatry is organized around key centers of excellence that 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 management of difficult clinical cases. We are engaged in Mount Sinai’s World Trade Center Worker Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program.
We serve infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, offering mental health evaluation and treatment for conditions, including:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Behavioral disorders
- Eating disorders
- Mood and anxiety disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Reproductive psychiatry
- Substance abuse
- Trauma responses in children
Specialized Treatment Centers
The Department of Psychiatry directs several centers for specific psychiatric conditions:
- Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders. At the Conte Center, neuroscientists and clinicians conduct research to understand the neuropathology of schizophrenia, with a focus on glial cells. Opportunities for research include imaging (MRI, fMRI, MRS, PET, and DTI), neuropathology, genetics, translational models, and molecular biology. Conte Center physicians follow patients with schizophrenia over time to better understand the course of the disease and its implications, with the goal to improve diagnosis, management, and outcome.
- Seaver Autism Center. Dedicated to unraveling the biological causes of autism spectrum disorders and developing innovative treatment strategies, the Seaver Center provides a comprehensive assessment and treatment program as well as patient care derived from the latest research. Our clinical staff offer personalized and evidence-based treatment for very young children, high-functioning adults, and individuals considered most difficult to treat. Given the host of medical conditions associated with autism, the center works closely with physicians from other specialties at Mount Sinai.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Basic science and clinical research take place on Alzheimer’s disease and normal aging.
- Center for Eating and Weight Disorders. Children and adults receive innovative, effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity.
- Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program. The latest integrative treatment strategies are available for patients with major depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobia.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Center. Patients receive state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation and treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder and related conditions. We offer 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.
Qualified patients may be eligible for enrollment in clinical trials or receive therapies that may not be widely available for years.
Icahn School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai Medical Center ranks among the best in the region for Psychiatry in the 2012-2013 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” issue. Learn more
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