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.
Learn more about our additional services:
Wellness, Prevention and Intervention Services
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
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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.
The Huntington's Disease Support Group provides an opportunity for individuals at risk for, affected by, or caregivers of Huntington’s disease (HD). The facilitators strive to create an environment that encourages sharing, learning, and bonding with others impacted by HD.
Occasionally, outside speakers are invited to discuss topics such as nutrition, physical therapy, long-term care planning, financial planning, and much more. We encourage anyone impacted by HD to attend.
These support groups are held 100% online using the Zoom video conferencing platform. A link to participate will be emailed to you prior to the group meeting.
If you are not familiar with how to utilize the Zoom video conference platform, a brief (10 min.) YouTube video explaining the process can be accessed by using the hyperlink below.
If you are interested in participating, please email [email protected].