Mental Health

The Department of Psychiatry is part of the University of Michigan Health System, one of the nation's leading health care facilities, and is home to the nation's first comprehensive Depression Center. Our specialized clinics include:

For patients — most of whom are now treated on an outpatient basis — our Department of Psychiatry has become a place where true healing from frightening and disturbing psychiatric disorders can and does happen, and where hope and compassion are buoyed by science.

The First Center Dedicated to the Treatment of Depression

The University of Michigan Depression Center is the nation’s first multidisciplinary center dedicated to depressive and bipolar illnesses. We bring together world-class resources from across the University of Michigan Health System with a common purpose: to understand, diagnose, treat and eventually prevent depression. Depression is a very common illness. Some studies report that perhaps as many as 25% of women and 15% of men have experienced a depressive disorder of some sort at some time in their lives. The good news is that the majority of people who receive treatment for depression will experience improvement in their symptoms. During your first visit, we will get to know you and your unique situation, and begin to plan your treatment. Your treatment plan will take into consideration not only your diagnosis, but age, physical health, family history, symptoms, use of other medications and more.