Psychiatry

Welcome

The Department of Psychiatry is committed to improving the care of patients with psychiatric disorders through use of new medical knowledge and research. 

We offer a wide array of educational and research programs to teach future generations of psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as improve diagnosis and treatment of patients with psychiatric disorders.
The department's educational programs include courses and clinical rotations in undergraduate medical education, a residency program in adult psychiatry and a clinical fellowship in child psychiatry. We strive to continually meet high performance standards and are delivering superior quality services to our patients.

Students, residents, and fellows benefit from learning in diverse clinical environments, including our partner hospitals Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John's Hospital, and the academic medical practice, SIU Medicine.
 

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We welcome everyone into our care

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SIU Department of Psychiatry statement

Residency Program Overview

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Kari Wolf, psychiatry chair

We welcome everyone into our care

SIU Medicine’s Chair of Psychiatry Kari Wolf, MD, issued the following statement in response to recent actions in state government and academia. At SIU Medicine, equity is a core value. That means
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SIU Medicine enrolling patients for clinical study to treat depression

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, October 18, 2021 – Clinical depression affects more than 17 million people in the United States. Among those afflicted, 1 out of 3 has what is called treatment-resistant
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Patients with Hard-to-treat Depression Have Options with Esketamine

As a USPS mail carrier and mother of three, Tricia Duckworth began struggling with depression in her mid-20s. She felt tired, anxious and struggled to find a reason to get out of bed. As her symptoms