Michigan Psychiatry Resources for COVID-19

We are sharing COVID-19 related information in a variety of key areas. This information has been developed by our faculty with extensive expertise in many of the issues affecting you and your families during this critical “stay at home” period. 


Patient Care

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry offers inpatient and outpatient clinical services. Our mission is to provide exemplary patient-centered and evidence-based treatment while promoting dignity and respect in a safe and healing environment. We strive to make a difference in the lives of our patients and help them improve their functioning at work, in school, at home, and in their relationships with family and other important people in their lives. Respect for patients, continuity of care, and strong communication between all parties involved in patient care define our approach.

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The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry is conducting research to improve our knowledge of depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, addiction/substance abuse and other brain conditions.

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Visit to explore participation opportunities.


Michigan’s Medical School continually places in the top ten in national ranking. We’re proud to be recognized for the excellence of our programs and our students, who make significant contributions every day in our clinics, our labs, and the lives of our patients.

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To produce impactful research that promotes positive mental health; improve access to care in the right place, at the right time, at the right level for all patients needing clinical services; and deliver top-notch interprofessional training to all trainees so that they are equipped to meet patient needs as part of teams in the healthcare setting.


To lead and collaborate in the reduction of disease risk, promotion of mental health and well-being across the lifespan, and to treat and help individuals with mental illness achieve their highest potential.


  • Balanced compassion (for our patients and families, ourselves and each other) 
  • Understanding and helping the individual
  • Integrity/respect
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation and excellence
  • Education
  • Creating knowledge


July 15, 2021

ECT: The final (essential) option

Kathy and Julie both thought they had exhausted options to treat their sons’ medication-resistant psychiatric conditions. Then they discovered ECT.

July 14, 2021

Can We Help Prevent Anxiety in Kids?

Drs. Fitzgerald and Rosenblum are leading an NIMH-funded multi-site trial of an innovative intervention for early childhood anxiety. Dr. Fitzgerald is quoted in this story about their research. This article was originally published by AIM Youth Mental Health.