About Us

The department of psychiatry at the University of Florida in the College of Medicine is one of the largest multifaceted programs in the UF centered within a major academic health center. The department of psychiatry focuses on three central missions: clinical care, research, and education.

The UF Department of Psychiatry is a leader in innovative, evidence-based treatment programs for a variety of mental health and substance use disorders. Treatment teams within UF Health Psychiatry specialize in dual diagnosis. They are experienced in managing treatment plans for multiple co-occurring disorders. Clinical faculty, fellows and residents provide subspecialty care using transcranial magnetic stimulation, parent-child interaction therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and specific treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction. 

We are nationally recognized for our research on addiction, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, physicians and health professionals substance abuse, Tourette’s disorder, basic and clinical psychopharmacology, neuroimmunology, gene-environment interactions in abnormal repetitive movements, dynamic functional magnetic resonance imaging and proteomics.

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We provide a full range of consultative services to private attorneys, the courts, administrative law bodies and governmental agencies, where evaluation and mental health information are relevant.

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By the Numbers

6 UF Health offers psychiatric and addiction services at six locations, five in Gainesville and one in Vero Beach.

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$8 Million The UF Department of Psychiatry receives approximately $8 million in grant funding annually.

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80 UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital is an 80-bedm free-standing psychiatric hospital located on a private, picturesque, 18-acre campus in northwest Gainesville.

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81 UF Health Florida Recovery Center is an 81-bed, free standing addiction treatment facility located on a private campus in east Gainesville.

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