Psychiatry

UC Health Psychiatry is nationally recognized as a leader in advancing the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral disorders. Recognized by Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in Cincinnati, our expert clinicians are committed to using cutting-edge scientific advancements to provide the best mental-health treatment available to our patients.

Expert Psychiatric Services for a Variety of Stressors

UC Health Psychiatry provides general counseling services to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families who are experiencing emotional difficulties due to stress, behavioral problems, grief or a variety of other life events. We provide evaluation and diagnosis for each patient, along with treatment that can include psychological testing, counseling, psychopharmacology management and other various treatment options based on each individual’s unique situation.

Wide Range of Psychological Testing for Cognitive Disorders

At UC Health Psychiatry, we have several physicians committed to the care of patients with cognitive disorders as well as performing research to uncover underlying reasons for these conditions. Cognitive disorders relate to cognitive processes of the brain, such as memory and problem solving, and can range from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Unidentified and/or untreated cognitive disorders often are important factors in behavior and personality problems and in emotional distress, including depression and anxiety.

The Cognitive Disorders Center provides diagnostic and treatment services. A primary mission of the center is to provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. Examples of conditions that might be evaluated include learning and attentional problems (in children, adolescents and adults), seizure disorder, head injury, stroke and age-related memory changes.
In addition, we also provide treatment such as psychotherapy, cognitive remediation and lifestyle counseling, all of which can help improve effectiveness in functioning. In particular, we emphasize the importance of diet, physical activity and stress management for general and brain health.

Region’s Leader in Addiction Services

Led by physicians of UC Health Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, our addiction services program began in 2006 and was the first Opiate Treatment Program (OTP) to be certified in the state of Ohio in over 24 years. As part of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, our research centers are dedicated to uncovering the nature of addiction and treatments for addiction of opiates/cocaine, tobacco/alcohol and addiction/bipolar disorder co-morbidity. In July 2013, UC Health Addiction Sciences was formed to discover and refine medical and scientific knowledge and translate it into high quality, evidence-based treatments.

Discovery-Driven Focus on Mood Disorders

The Mood Disorders Program at the UC Neuroscience Institute employs the most advanced methods to diagnose and treat adult and adolescent patients from across the Greater Cincinnati region. Our physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of depression, bipolar spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, cyclothymia and dysthymia. We also treat mood disorders induced by alcohol or substance abuse.

Our multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and pharmacists. Our nationally recognized program is a member of the National Network of Depression Centers, a network of 16 academic health centers dedicated to advancing research, treatment and public education in the areas of depression and bipolar disorder. The network also seeks to transform the field of mood disorders by making mental health assessments and treatment affordable, accessible and acceptable.

The Mood Disorders Program is a collaboration among the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati, the Lindner Center of HOPE and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Department of Psychiatry.

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