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Clinical Care

The Department of Psychiatry faculty includes teams of expert psychiatrists and psychologists. Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MD or DO degrees) who diagnose psychiatric disorders and treat these conditions with medications and psychotherapy. Psychologists have doctoral degrees in psychology (PhD or PsyD degrees) and perform psychological testing, diagnose psychiatric disorders and provide psychotherapy.

The range of clinical services provided by the Department of Psychiatry spans all ages, from children and adolescents to seniors cared for in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Faculty members also provide integrated care within primary care clinics, working closely with the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine and IU Health.

In the last few decades, psychiatric care has become increasingly complex and specialized. Research has focused on developing treatments that are shown to be effective in clinical studies, known as evidence-based care. As psychiatry has grown more complex, many IU School of Medicine psychiatry faculty members are subspecialized, focusing on providing such state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for a particular psychiatric disorder or group of disorders. This allows patients to work with psychiatric teams with the most experience in treating specific disorders with medication, psychotherapy or specialty procedures.

Looking for Patient Care?

To schedule an appointment with IU School of Medicine psychiatrist, contact Indiana University Health at 888-484-3258 or online using the Find a Doctor portal.

Find a Doctor

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Riley Outpatient Clinic

Department of Psychiatry faculty, residents and fellows provide care for children and adolescents in specialty clinics at the Riley Pediatric Care Center in downtown Indianapolis.

Pediatric Outpatient Care
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Adult Outpatient Clinic

The Adult Clinic offers diagnosis and treatment for adults with psychiatric disorders at the IU Neuroscience Center at Goodman Hall in downtown Indianapolis.

Adult Outpatient Care
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Integrated Care

Programs such as Indiana Behavioral Health Access for Youth, Adolescent Addiction Access and Project ECHO exemplify the scope of behavioral health support IU's Department of Psychiatry offers psychiatric clinicians in order to better serve the community.

Integrated Care Programs

Hospital and Acute Care Services

Inpatient care is provided for children, adolescents and adults in need of psychiatric care for a variety of complex disorders.

Hospital and Acute Care

Suburban Indianapolis Outpatient Clinics

The IU Department of Psychiatry offers both hospital-based and outpatient behavioral health services in suburban areas of Indianapolis.

Suburban Service Locations