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Psychiatry

The Psychiatry Department has built a history of clinical care, education and training for more than a century. Physicians serve the complete continuum of psychological conditions, including anxiety and depression, catering treatments to the severity of each patient’s illness. Faculty provides personalized care in a wide variety of specialized outpatient programs and clinics. Department research has launched significant initiatives, including through the Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, which aims to reduce the burden of late- and mid-life mood disorders. Students can take advantage of a variety of education and training programs, from a child and adolescent fellowship to a general psychiatry residency.  

News

Immediate Relief: In the Clinic and the Lab, Physician-scientists Explore Ketamine’s Potentially Powerful Role in Psychiatry

September 28, 2021

Depression is the most common mental illness as well as the number one cause of disability among people between the ages of 15 and 44. And for millions of sufferers,...
Serendipity Opens New Path Toward Osteoporosis Treatment

September 1, 2021

A cellular protein whose normal function appears to suppress bone formation may be a potential new target for treating osteoporosis, suggests a collaborative study led by Weill...
Prefrontal Cortex of Brain Provides Feedback to Redirect Attention

April 15, 2021

To enable animals to shift their attention in response to changing circumstances, the prefrontal cortex of the brain helps keep track of which types of stimuli have recently been...