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

Melissa Pereau

Psychiatry Interest Group 2019-2020

President: Mikyla Cho

Vice President: Joellyn Sheehy

Secretary/Treasurer: Hyein Ji

Community Service and Project Coordinators: Robert Valentin + Kathleen Lopez

SPERO Coordinator: 

Research Coordinator:

4th Year Rep: 

3rd Year Rep: Adriana Alvarez

2nd Year Rep: