Dr. Mark Ladner, director of the Division of Adult Psychiatry and also Outpatient Psychiatry, is focused on providing quality care to patients

Dr. Eric Vallender researches how genetic differences affect behavior and psychiatric disorders

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

State-of-the-art education and training in psychiatry, psychology and related fields. Ground-breaking research on the brain, human behavior and mental illness. Excellence in providing compassionate care to all patients. These are the hallmarks of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 

Academic programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior focus on educating the next generation of professionals, giving them training in psychiatry and the behavioral sciences through curricula, residency programs and mentoring. Programs in psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and research monitoring and fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry and sleep medicine attract students from across the globe.

Understanding the science of mental illness, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions requires an integrative study of biology, behavior, affect and cognition. Translational psychiatric research at UMMC is supported by more than 13 National Institutes of Health grants in addition to funding from the Department of Defense and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

Knowledge becomes care at the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior's clinical programs. Highly trained psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed therapists and nurse practitioners provide a wide range of services for children, adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings.

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