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 2022-2023

President: Serena Lin 
Vice President: Nicholas Chun 
PsychSIGN Coordinator: Gerald Cheng 
Media Coordinator: Nicole Sy 
ADAP Coordinator: Matthew Moran 
SPERO Coordinator: Andrew Krause
Secretary/Fundraising Coordinator: Jasmine Haddad 
Outreach/Community Involvement Coordinator: Karli Haugen 
Social Events and Wellness Coordinator: Annalise Lang
MS2 Class Representative: Elisabeth Sewell 
MS3 Class Representative: Matthew Hutchinson 
MS4 Class Representative: Michael Mathis