Psychiatry Overview

Psychiatrists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, and adjustment disorders. The psychiatrist is able to understand the biologic, psychologic, and social components of illness, and therefore is uniquely prepared to treat the whole person. A psychiatrist is qualified to order diagnostic laboratory tests and to prescribe medications, evaluate, and treat psychologic and interpersonal problems, and to intervene with families who are coping with stress, crises, and other problems in living.1

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

Psychiatry Faculty Advisor

Dr. Melissa Pereau

Psychiatry Interest Group 2021-2022

President:  Kristen Kim
Vice President: TBD
Social Vice President: TBD
Secretary/Treasurer: Nicholas Chun Media
Wellness Coordinator: TBD
SPERO Coordinator: Yifan Li
Media & Online Presence Officer: Matthew Moran
Outreach/Community Involvement: Beatrice Mbaluka
ADAP Coordinator: Serena Lin
Interclass outreach & collaboration: Gerald Cheng
MS2  Rep:TBD
MS3 Rep: TBD