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Mental Health & Wellness

According to the American Psychiatric Association, one-fifth of American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental illness each year. The same percentage of school children also suffer from these conditions.

We believe your mental health is important to overall wellness. Whether you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, memory loss or the effects of a brain injury, we can help. Find out more about the mental and emotional conditions we treat.

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Our psychiatrists provide superior care for your mental illness or disorder.

Mental Health & Wellness

According to the American Psychiatric Association, one-fifth of American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental illness each year. The same percentage of school children also suffer from these conditions.

We believe your mental health is important to overall wellness. Whether you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, memory loss or the effects of a brain injury, we can help. Find out more about the mental and emotional conditions we treat.

Doctors Who Care

  • Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE)

    Known throughout the world for addiction research and treatments, this center conducts ongoing clinical trials for patients suffering from substance abuse and addiction.

  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

    We are the only hospital in the region to offer ECT for mood disorders, like depression or bipolar disorder.

  • Treating Young and Old

  • Research With a Reputation

    Our doctors also have national and international reputations for their clinical research on sexual dysfunction, concussion management, and how diabetes and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) affect driving abilities.

Programs for Your Well-Being

Women's Mental Health

Mental illnesses have different symptoms in women than in men. That's why we collaborate with women's health experts to address issues related to reproductive life events like:

  • Severe premenstrual syndrome
  • Depression or anxiety during pregnancy
  • Effects of hormonal contraceptives and hormone therapy
  • Postpartum depression
  • Perimenopausal symptoms

Stress Management

  • We are here to help when stress starts to have detrimental effects on your health. We evaluate your situation and work on the best approach to help you deal with medical as well as emotional challenges through behavioral medicine.

Brain Injury and Concussion Management

The Effects of Sports and War

We work with sports teams and the military to study and treat:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Seizures
  • PTSD 

Recovering from sports or battlefield? Get evaluated and treated by experts at the Neurocognitive Assessment Laboratory.

Drive Safely: A One-of-a-Kind Lab

  • At the Virginia Driver Safety Laboratory, we help you determine if you have the capacity to drive when an injury or disease has affected the function of your brain.

    We also provide rehab services if you're recovering from an injury and ready to hit the road.

    Find out how we can help you drive safely.

Depression & Suicide

After the 2014 suicide of actor Robin Williams, we sat down with Kim Penberthy, PhD, to talk about severe depression, mental health stigmas and myths and what you can do to help.

Read this helpful Q&A on mental illness.

Need Help?

When you’re feeling hopeless, there’s help for you at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

800.273.TALK or 800.273.8255

Psychiatry For Children

Our pediatric experts provide friendly care for your child's psychiatric needs.

At UVA Children's Hospital, we assess and treat emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders.

Learn more
 about pediatric psychiatry.

Make an Appointment

Call us at 434.243.3675

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