With expert help and support, you can achieve and maintain good, balanced mental health.
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa is renowned for its expertise in caring for individuals suffering from major mental illness. Our multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational and recreational therapists, and social workers who are dedicated to helping patients reach their potential and lead happy, productive lives.
From inpatient to outpatient, we provide comprehensive care to children, adolescents, adults and older adults in a safe, comfortable, and confidential setting.
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Why Choose Us?
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa offers the most comprehensive mental health services in the state. Skilled psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational and recreational therapists, and social workers comprise multidisciplinary teams that provide state-of-the-art care for patients.
- The department was the first psychiatric department to be established west of the Mississippi River.
- The department is made up of more than 80 full-time faculty members who provide national and international leadership on a range of psychiatric disorders and disciplines.
- The department is ranked #19 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding, has over 65 research initiatives in progress, and publishes over 150 scientific papers annually.
- The department pioneered the use of brain imaging technology to better understand the physiological changes that surround psychiatric disorders.
Academics and Research
The Department of Psychiatry is committed to transforming the understanding, prevention, detection, and treatment of major mental illness through its extensive research and educational initiatives.
Locations and Offices
Related Health Topics
Open Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held twice weekly at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
A Cognitive Enhancement Program
Participants with cognitive impairment will be introduced to techniques and strategies to help with memory, attention, executive functioning, sleep difficulties, and more. Education will be provided regarding the cognitive effects of aging, dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), sleep problems, and more.
Patients and adult family members/caregivers are welcome to attend.
Our Huntington’s disease social worker hosts a monthly support group for anyone impacted by Huntington’s. This includes:
- People who are at risk for (have a family history of) the disease
- People who have Huntington’s disease
- People who take care of a loved one with Huntington’s
Through this group, we aim to create an environment that encourages sharing, learning, and bonding with your peers.
We sometimes bring in speakers who present on topics related to Huntington’s disease, such as:
- Financial planning
- Long-term care planning
- Nutrition therapy
- Physical therapy
Meetings take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month, at the North Liberty Public Library. The library is located at 520 W. Cherry St. in North Liberty, Iowa.