About Us

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. 

There are 12 divisions within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 

  • Addiction Sciences Division
  • Division of Bio-Behavioral Medicine
  • Brain Research and Integrative Neuropharmacology (BRAIN) Division
  • Brain Stimulation Laboratory
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division
  • Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division
  • Division of Global and Community Health
  • Military Sciences Division
  • National Crime Victims Center
  • Psychiatry Hospitalists Division
  • Weight Management Center
  • Women's Reproductive Behavioral Health Division

The department also hosts nine specialty programs, task forces, and initiatives: 

  • Clinical Neurobiology Lab
  • Comprehensive Depression Center 
  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Specialists
  • Executive Wellness Program
  • Mental Health Disparities & Diversity Program
  • Project Rex (Autism Services)
  • Psychiatry Associates (Faculty Individual Practices)
  • Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research Program
  • Tobacco Policy & Control Program

There are 135 full-time, 43 part-time, and 97 voluntary faculty members within the department, with the majority of the department’s faculty, residency training programs, research programs, and administrative offices located at 67 President Street within the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP).

The IOP, which opened in 1988, is licensed to house 105 beds. Partial hospitalization programs for youth and older adults are provided within the IOP and at off-site locations. Outpatient psychiatric care is provided within the IOP and other areas throughout the community, and includes medication management and individual, group, and family therapies. Patients at the IOP have access to the most promising and cutting-edge psychiatric interventions available. Inpatient programs at the IOP provide short-term stabilization for individuals in crisis, with 5 inpatient units that focus on general adult, addiction, youth, intensive care, and geriatric services.