A Full Range of Psychiatric Care

The Department of Psychiatry is committed to providing the highest quality in care to patients of all ages in a compassionate, safe and patient-focused manner. FIND A DOCTOR IN THE DEPARTMENT learn more

Acute Psychiatry Service (APS)

Acute Psychiatry Service (APS)

Located within the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department, the Acute Psychiatry Service addresses acute psychiatric, neuropsychiatric and substance-abuse emergencies in children and adults.

 

Addiction

Addiction Medicine

The MGH-Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine delivers clinical evaluation, consultation, and study-related clinical care in a multidisciplinary setting.

 

Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS)

ARMS provides rapid access to information and support combined with outreach and care management for youth aged 15 - 25 and their families suffering from substance-related problems.

 

Translational Center Investigating Prescription Drug Abuse (MIDA)

MIDA is an interdisiplinary collaborative center for the purpose of basic science and clinical research of prescription drug abuse.

 

West End Clinic for Addiction Treatment

The West End Clinic (WEC) of Massachusetts General Hospital, is an outpatient facility for those with alcohol and drug addictions, co-occurring mental health disorders and other types of addictive behaviors. We offer a wide range of outpatient therapies and medication treatment along with other resources.

 

Adult Development

Laboratory of Adult Development

The Laboratory of Adult Development studies adults and the ways their emotional well-being, physical health and interpersonal functioning are affected by earlier life experiences.

 

Alcohol Abuse

See Addiction

 

Anxiety

The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders

The mission of the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders (CATSD) at MGH is to conduct state-of-the-art research aimed at improving the standard of care for people suffering from anxiety disorders.

 

Autism

The Alan and Lorraine Bressler Clinical & Research Program

The Alan and Lorraine Bressler Clinical and Research Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders is dedicated to improving the clinical care of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, to advance the education of patients, families and service providers about these conditions, and to expand the scientific understanding of these disorders.

Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Medicine Service

The Behavioral Medicine Services include clinical, research, and training activities that focus on the intersection of psychology and health..

 

Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar Clinic & Research Program (BCRP)

The Bipolar Clinic and Research Program is dedicated to balancing quality care with clinically informative research and education.

Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program (CPRP)

The CPRP aims to improve the mental health and medical outcomes of patients with heart disease.

 

Child

See Pediatric and Young Adult

 

Overview of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 

Clay Center

Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds aims to be an educational resource for parents and other caregivers on the mental health needs of children and young adults who struggle with behavioral, emotional and/or learning challenges.

 

Clinical Trials Network

Clinical Trials & Network Institute (CTNI)

The MGH Psychiatry CTNI provides the research infrastructure needed to help sponsors determine the effectiveness, tolerability, and utility of new therapies.

 

Adult Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program (CBT)


Child Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program (CBT)

The mission of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Program is to inform and educate healthcare professionals, students, and the general public about CBT, further CBT research, and provide advanced clinical care to patients in the context of CBT.

 

Community & Public

Community Mental Health Services

The MGH Centers for Community Health Improvement collaborate with community and hospital partners to build and sustain healthier communities, and to enhance the hospital's responsiveness to patients and community members from diverse backgrounds.

 

Center for Diversity

Our mission is to promote awareness and understanding of the values of cultural diversity to enhance relationships, tolerance and ability in our community.

Depression

Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP)

The DCRP is considered one of the leading centers for the study of Unipolar Depressive Disorders worldwide.

 

Disorders

Adjustment - see The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders

 

Post Traumatic Stress - see The Home Base Program

 

Obsessive Compulsive - see Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic & Research Unit

 

Behavior - see Behavioral Medicine

 

Conduct - see Pediatric and Young Adult

 

Depression - see Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP)

 

Bipolar - see Bipolar Clinic & Research Program (BCRP)

 

Eating - see Eating Disorders Clinical & Research Program

 

Phobias - see The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders

 

Schizophrenia - see Schizophrenia Program

 

Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependency - see Addiction Medicine

 

Diversity

Dept. of Psychiatry Center for Diversity

Our mission is to promote awareness and understanding of the values of cultural diversity to enhance relationships, tolerance and ability in our community

 

Drug Abuse

See Addiction Medicine

 

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Clinical & Research Program

Our mission is to provide and to model excellent clinical care for patients and families affected by an eating disorder. The MGH Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program is also committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge for understanding, preventing, and treating eating disorders through clinical consultation, professional training, and research.

 

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive Therapy

ECT is a safe and very effective treatment for certain psychiatric disorders. ECT is most commonly used to treat patients with depression, which can be a painful and disabling illness. In addition, ECT may also be used to treat patients with psychotic or manic symptoms.

 

Emergency

See Acute Psychiatry Service

 

Epidemiology

Epidemiology Research Program

Epidemiology provides a public health perspective on mental health and mental illness in that it is concerned with psychiatric disorders in the general population.

 

The Fatherhood Project
The Fatherhood Project teaches fathering skills, disseminates information about the importance of engaged fathering for child development, and consultats with individual fathers, couples and families to enrich and improve the father-child relationship.
Genetics

Psychiatric & Neurodevelopment Genetics Unit (PNGU)

The PNGU is focused on psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders including Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and related disorders, specific reading disability (dyslexia) and bipolar affective disorder.

 

The Chemical Genomics Laboratory: Haggerty Lab

The Chemical Genomics Laboratory (CGL) is unraveling the molecular mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity to develop novel, targeted therapeutics for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurological diseases.

 

Gerontology

Gerontology Research Program

The Geriatric Neurobehavioral Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a multidisciplinary and individualized approach to the diagnosis of persons with memory disorders.

 

Global Psychiatry

Global Psychiatry Research -- Chester M. Pierce Division

The mission of the Chester M. Pierce, MD, Division of Global Psychiatry is to make clinical, educational and research contributions to world mental health and to help reduce the global burden of disease by learning from our neighbors and by contributing what we know to better relieve the suffering from mental illnesses around the world.

Inpatient Services

Inpatient Psychiatric Service (Blake 11)

The Massachusetts General Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Service cares for adults 18 years and older who require short-term and secure medical psychiatric treatment in an acute inpatient setting.

Law

Juvenile Court Consultation Program (JCCP)

Juvenile Court Consultation Program (JCCP) provides court-ordered clinical assessment and consultation services to the Juvenile Courts of Suffolk and Norfolk counties.

 

Law, Brain & Behavior

The Center for Law, Brain and Behavior brings together experts in the fields of neurology, psychiatry, neuroimaging and the law in order to make a scientifically well-grounded translation of medical concepts when they reach the legal realm.

 

Law & Psychiatry Service

The Law & Psychiatry Service (LPS) is a forensic mental health consulting, training, and research practice within the MGH Department of Psychiatry and Harvard Medical School.

 

The Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)

The Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospital assesses students and children ages 2 to 22 who have developmental difficulties and consults with their parents, teachers and care providers.

Mind and Body

Benson-Henry Institute

The Benson-Henry Institute is engaged in the study, advancement, and clinical practice of mind/body medicine.

Neurochemistry

Neurochemistry Laboratory

The Neurochemistry Research Laboratory is successfully studying novel chemotherapeutic agents for clinical trials in Alzheimer patients.

 

Neuroimaging

Psychiatric Neuroimaging Division

The MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Division focuses on a broad scope of research topics uniting many collaborators across neuroscience disciplines, and utilizing a full complement of neuroimaging technologies.

 

Neuroscience

Psychiatric Neural Systems Group

The Psychiatric Neuroscience Division is comprised of several programs, encompassing research, training and clinical services.

 

Neurotherapeutics

Psychiatric Neuroscience: Neurotherapeutics

The MGH Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program encompasses the clinical, research and training activities related to device-based treatments for psychiatric disorders.

 

Neuropsychological Testing

Psychology Assessment Center (PAC)

The Psychology Assessment Center provides neuropsychological and psychological assessment for individuals across the life span, from infancy through geriatrics.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic & Research Unit

The mission of the MGH OCD Clinic & Research Unit is to inform the public, advance research, and provide advanced clinical care to individuals with OCD and related disorders.

 

Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit

The Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit provides state-of-the-art treatment of symptoms and alleviation of suffering. Our staff members conduct cutting-edge research to advance the science of these disorders.

 

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Clinic & Research Unit

The Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Clinic & Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School was founded in 1998 by Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D. Currently, this is one of the few clinics in the United States, and the only clinic in Boston, specializing in the treatment and research of BDD.

 

Tic Disorders

The Tic Disorders Clinic & Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School is one of only a few clinics in the United States specializing in the treatment and research of Tourette Syndrome (TS) and related tic disorders.

 

Outpatient Services

Addiction Medicine

The MGH-Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine delivers clinical evaluation, consultation, and study-related clinical care in a multidisciplinary setting.

 

Adult Psychiatry Services

We offer clinical care, teaching, and research focusing on specific clinical disorders and treatment techniques.

 

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services

Outpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to Massachusetts General Hospital patients with the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions and behavioral or emotional difficulties.

 

Group Psychotherapy Center

Group psychotherapy is a form of therapy in which a small number of people generally meet weekly under the leadership of a trained therapist to help themselves and one another. In group therapy people learn about themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships.

 

Veterans - see Home Base Program

Pediatric & Young Adult

Overview of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 

Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS)

Provides rapid access to information and support combined with outreach and care management for youth aged 15 - 25 and their families suffering from substance-related problems.

 

The Alan and Lorraine Bressler Clinical & Research Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Alan and Lorraine Bressler Clinical and Research Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders is dedicated to improving the clinical care of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, to advance the education of patients, families and service providers about these conditions, and to expand the scientific understanding of these disorders.

 

Child CL Service

Child CL provides inpatient consult-liaison services to children admitted to the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, including evaluations and care management

 

Child and Adolescent Medical-Psychiatry (ChAMP) Clinic

The Child and Adolescent Medical-Psychiatry (ChAMP) Clinic provides outpatient psychiatric consultation to children with co-morbid medical and/or psychiatric symptoms.

 

Child Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy (CBT)

The mission of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Program is to inform and educate healthcare professionals, students, and the general public about CBT, further CBT research, and provide advanced clinical care to patients in the context of CBT.

 

Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds aims to be an educational resource for parents and other caregivers on the mental health needs of children and young adults who struggle with behavioral, emotional and/or learning challenges.

 

Juvenile Court Consultation Program (JCCP)

Juvenile Court Consultation Program (JCCP) provides court-ordered clinical assessment and consultation services to the Juvenile Courts of Suffolk and Norfolk counties.

 

Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)

The Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospital assesses students and children ages 2 to 22 who have developmental difficulties and consults with their parents, teachers and care providers.

 

Outpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services

Outpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to Massachusetts General Hospital patients with the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions and behavioral or emotional difficulties.

 

Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT)

The Marjorie E. Korff PACT Program offers guidance to parents with cancer who receive treatment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and are concerned about the impact their cancer diagnosis and treatment may have on their children.

 

Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical & Research Program

Our goal is to advance the well being of children and families afflicted with mental illness through clinical care, education and research.

 

Pediatric Symptom Checklist

A brief screening questionnaire that is used by pediatricians and other health professionals to improve the recognition and treatment of psychosocial problems in children

Performance And Character Excellence in Sports (PACES) Institute

The MGH Sport Psychology mission is to promote healthy psychological functioning, character, and optimal athletic performance for athletes of all ages.

 

School Psychiatry

This site was created for - and by - parents, educators, and clinicians working together to support children and teens with mental health conditions.

 

Think: Kids

Think:Kids is a program that trains adults in a revolutionary new way of helping kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

 

Post Traumatic Stress

Home Base Program

We provide clinical care to veterans as well as support for their families. The Home Base Program also offers educational courses and materials for health care providers and the public.

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychophysiology Lab

The laboratory's mission is to perform state-of-the-art psychobiological research into the assessment, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

Psychiatry and Medicine

Psychiatry & Medicine

The Division of Psychiatry & Medicine integrates specialized psychiatry and medical services while maintaining their diverse characters and strengths.

 

Psychology Assessment & Evaluation

Psychology Assessment Center (PAC)

The Psychology Assessment Center provides neuropsychological and psychological assessment for individuals across the life span, from infancy through geriatrics.

 

Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory (PEaRL)

The Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory (PEaRL) is a clinical assessment, research, and training service directed by Mark A. Blais, PsyD, Associate Chief of Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

 

The Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)

The Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospital assesses students and children ages 2 to 22 who have developmental difficulties and consults with their parents, teachers and care providers..

 

Psychosis

see Schizophrenia Program

The MGH Schizophrenia Program offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, consultations, treatment and opportunities to participate in research located at the main MGH campus and at the nearby Lindemann Mental Health Center.

 

Psychotherapy

Group Psychotherapy Center

Group psychotherapy is a form of therapy in which a small number of people generally meet weekly under the leadership of a trained therapist to help themselves and one another. In group therapy people learn about themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships.

 

Psychotherapy Research Program

The Psychotherapy Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital was formed in 1999 to study the process and outcome of psychotherapy empirically.

Quality Management

Quality Management in Psychiatry

In our quality management program, our ultimate goal is to have universal adherence to the quality and safety practices and guidelines that we adopt and to reduce adverse events over time, to the lowest achievable level, and to zero, where possible.

Refugee Trauma

Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma

The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma has spent 25 years caring for the health and mental needs of survivors of mass violence and torture through a combined practice of clinical experience and medical research.

 

Resilience

Resilience Enhancement and Prevention Program

This program helps young people increase their resilience and develop better coping skills for managing stress.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Program

The MGH Schizophrenia Program offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, consultations, treatment and opportunities to participate in research located at the main MGH campus and at the nearby Lindemann Mental Health Center.

 

Substance Abuse

See Addiction Medicine

The MGH-Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine delivers clinical evaluation, consultation, and study-related clinical care in a multidisciplinary setting.

Women's Mental Health

The Center for Women's Mental Health

Welcome to the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health, a perinatal and reproductive psychiatry information center.

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