UIC Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to outstanding research, education and service focused on major psychiatric disorders and mental well being. We strive to further new, readily useful knowledge in neuroscience, prevention, and social and clinical areas that will benefit people with mental illnesses, their families and communities. We are committed to UIC's urban mission to provide service, education and research that enhances lives. We deliver the highest quality mental health services with sensitivity and respect to the patient and her/his family. We are dedicated to mental health research to ameliorate illness until cure is found and ultimately to prevent illness and disorder. We are dedicated to instilling in our students and trainees cutting-edge knowledge and skills, respect for patients, and the values of a health professional in a just and humane society.

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Welcome to the UIC Department of Psychiatry!

Since its early beginnings in the 1890s, our Department has an esteemed history of providing outstanding service in meeting the mental health needs of the people of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and beyond. From the beginning, clinical services have been enhanced by a strong tradition of excellence in psychiatric research that includes basic neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, health services, and interventions. Education is another strong domain in the department and our programs have been consistently informed by the most current and innovative thinking in the field of psychiatry.

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Participate In Research

Dr. Tina Grieco-Calub, PhD, at the University of Illinois – Chicago is conducting a research study that is looking at how visual speech cues affect children’s ability to process language.  Your child may be eligible if they: 

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago are studying whether treatment with injectable extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX; Vivitrol®) and injectable extended-release Buprenorphine (XR-BUP; Sublocade®) is safe and effective for helping people to cut down or stop using cocaine.

This study is examining why people experience another episode of depression after successful treatment. We hope to determine what clinical, social, and biological factors predict future depressive episodes or may be warning signs of the return of depression.