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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.

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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.

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Psychiatry Subspecialty Programs

  • Riley Child Outpatient Clinic

    Faculty, residents and fellows provide care for children and adolescents, in specialty Clinics at the Riley Pediatric Care Center in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Adult Outpatient Clinic
    The Adult Outpatient Clinic offers diagnosis and treatment for mood disorders and psychogenic and conversion disorders at Goodman Hall in downtown Indianapolis.
  • Hospital and Acute Care Services
    At Riley Hospital for Children, faculty, residents and fellows provide child and adolescent inpatient treatment, consultation-liaison pediatric services, and short-term psychiatry care and stabilization through a unique Bridge Clinic.
  • Psychological Testing

    Adult neuropsychological, medico-legal and forensic consultation as well as pediatric psychological testing is provided by Department of Psychiatry faculty.

Psychiatry Clinical Teaching Facilities

Clinical Teaching Facilities

Medical students, residents, fellows and postdocs training in the Department of Psychiatry benefit from IU School of Medicine’s strong partnerships with area hospitals. Clinical opportunities are available at a modern VA Medical Center, Riley Children's Health, and Eskenazi Health, a large county teaching hospital.

Clinical Training in Indianapolis