• Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents

    The AMBIT Network in the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) is collaborating with the Department of Psychiatry to bring evidence-based therapies to children and adolescents with histories of trauma. 

    From left to right: Sandra Ahumada, MA; Sasha Zagoloff, PhD LP; Amanda Kalstabakken, MA; Katelyn Donisch MA, MSPH

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  • New research uses magnetic resonance imaging to study the brains of addicts

    Read how, with donor support, U of M scientists are studying why some people have more success battling addiction than others.

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    Kelvin O. Lim, MD
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    (Photo by Dan Marshall)

  • Choline supplement shows small gains in memory performance for kids with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders



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The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota strives to fulfill the tripartite mission of the Medical School: excellence in teaching, research and clinical service.


Teaching is to provide original, stimulating and state of art knowledge to trainees at all levels from the first year of medical school to the completion of post residency fellowships.

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We conduct cutting edge research that leads to a fundamental understanding of psychiatric disease and to the development of new and safe treatments for these diseases.

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Clinical Services

We provide outstanding inpatient and outpatient clinical care as a base for teaching medical students and residents at the University as well as providing specialized programs for patients and their families.

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