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

President: John Stewart, PhD

Co-Vice Presidents: Max Schauermann and Morgan Garner

Co-Social Vice Presidents: Arvy Wusyang and Dana Hoxie

Secretary: Nathan Hoyt

Treasurer: Brandon Tresenriter

Wellness Coordinator: Olga Lane

Community Outreach Coordinator: Sith Riantawan

SPERO Coordinator: Michelle Kim

Research Coordinator:

4th Year Rep: Niiang Mung

3rd Year Rep: Mikyla Cho and Tori Burghart

2nd Year Rep: