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Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is a busy and productive academic department within the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), emphasizing excellence in teaching, research, and clinical care. Our diverse and talented faculty is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care in the treatment of mental illness and addiction. The Department hosts 11 individual divisions, as well as nine specialty programs, that provide focused treatment to our patients. Research is also an important part of our department, and faculty continuously conduct studies in an effort to better understand and treat mental health conditions.

Patient Care

Dr. George with a patient

The Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) at the Medical University of South Carolina helps people of all ages overcome the impact of various problems. Patients at the IOP have access to the most promising and cutting-edge psychiatric intervention available.

Divisions & Programs

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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosts 11 divisions and nine specialty programs. Please review our Divisions and Programs page for more information.


CHARM research

Ranked 9th in the nation among departments of psychiatry in total research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is the single largest research department in the College of Medicine.