UAB Medicine

Psychiatry, Adult - Overview

Adult Psychiatry at UAB encompasses a wide variety of emotional and mental disorders. State-of-the-art technology and innovative therapy are used to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate care available for patients and their families. Intensive individualized and group therapy allows physicians to provide optimal care for patients with varying degrees of psychiatric disorders.

Conditions Treated
Some conditions that may be treated by Adult Psychiatry include:
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Severe Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder
Services Provided
Some services provided by Adult Psychiatry include:
  • A broad array of psychotherapy, including intensive psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, psychoanalysis, and cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for treatment-resistant depression
  • Active research program in schizophrenia
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Program
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Tertiary care for treatment-resistant affective disorder, including Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Treatment of impaired professionals including medical, legal, and other professionals
  • Psychotherapy services that offer individual, family and group psychotherapy
  • Adult Day Therapy Program for patients ages 19 to 64 who have been diagnosed with a serious mental disorder or illness offered through the Community Mental Health Center
  • Various substance abuse programs available for adults battling addiction