Providing Psychiatric Treatment and Support
The Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School at BIDMC offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care. We provide diagnostics, treatment and support for a variety of mental health conditions.
Together with Harvard Medical School, we are committed to the advancement of psychiatric research and practice, providing ongoing training and education of our staff across multiple disciplines.
Our Psychiatry Services
Through individual and group treatment, close family collaboration and comprehensive discharge planning, we assist in your recovery and safe return to your home and family as quickly as possible.
We provide psychiatric consultation, recommendations for treatment, and ongoing outpatient medical care. The service consists of a general psychiatry practice and a variety of advanced specialty clinics.
Our Addiction Psychiatry division provides support for substance use disorders and aims to improve the lives of our patients and their families through patient care, education, and research. The Addiction Psychiatry team offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment.
ECT is a medical treatment performed under general anesthesia to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including major depression and bipolar disorder.
Our neuropsychology assessments test neurocognitive strengths and weaknesses to determine the most effective ways for our patients to succeed in school, work and daily living. Assessments are available to all patients aged 16 years and above.
We provide physician-to-physician psychiatric consultation in the Emergency Department as well as inpatient medical and surgical units throughout the hospital. We are available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We provide consultations to attorneys, courts, employers, insurers and agencies in relation to civil, criminal, correctional and regulatory issues. We emphasize legal issues involving medical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.