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Adult Psychiatry

University of Florida Department of Psychiatry physicians and Shands health professionals provide comprehensive care for patients ages 18 and over, including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and psychiatric testing for a variety of diagnoses. Our integrated services combine state-of-the-art care with leading-edge research aimed at the development of enhanced treatment strategies.

The professionally-trained staff at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital staff, our free-standing psychiatric hospital in Gainesville, is composed of board-certified psychiatrists, UF Department of Psychiatry physicians and experts in a variety of fields. The treatment team also includes psychiatric nurses, therapists and certified counselors.

Diagnoses We Treat

Through individual and small group therapy and medication management programs, patients learn to understand their disorders and begin to focus on returning to a normal life. Group therapies include occupational and recreational therapies, psychotherapy and appropriate family interventions. We also offer a series of brain stimulation treatments including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electro-magnetic stimulation (ECT) and deep brain stimulation (DBS.)

Patients are encouraged to interact with their families through activity groups, special games and social gatherings. Patient therapy groups provide healing through education and addressing communication skills, stress management and relapse prevention.

Case managers work with patients and families to assess discharge needs and assist with arrangements for continuing care.