Psychiatry: Mental Health & Wellness
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults suffers from a mental illness each year.
At UVA, we're:
- A designated Center for Leading Edge Addiction Research (CLEAR) that conducts ongoing clinical trials for patients suffering from substance abuse and addiction
- The only hospital in the region to offer ECT for mood disorders, like depression or bipolar disorder
Find out more about the mental and emotional conditions we treat.
A New Treatment for Depression
According to the National Network of Depression Centers, about one in five Americans has firsthand experience with depression, bipolar illness or other mood disorder.
The good news: TMS therapy uses magnetic stimulation, not drugs, to treat depression. This FDA-approved procedure offers an outpatient alternative or addition to medication.
Find out if you qualify for TMS therapy.
Modern Psychiatry: 9 Things You Might Not Know
Insane asylums, shock treatments, violent madmen: Cliched images of mental illness abound, but psychiatry has changed over the last 20 years. New treatments like TMS therapy for depression have emerged and research has led to improved medications for schizophrenia.
In this blog story, David Hamilton, MD, not only introduces modern treatments but refreshes our understanding of violence in people who are mentally ill, explains that depression varies by country and more.
Learn the 9 things you probably didn't know about modern psychiatry.
The Effects of Sports and War
We work with sports teams and the military to study and treat:
- Traumatic brain injury
Recovering from sports or the battlefield? Get evaluated and treated by experts at the
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.