Department of Psychiatry

Mental illnesses come in many forms and severities. In any given year, 18 percent of adults and 13 percent of children in the United States have some form of emotional or behavioral difficulty that causes suffering in their daily lives. Serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or mood disorder, affects 4 percent of adults. One in 68 children have an autistic spectrum disorder.

Since the 1960s, the Department of Psychiatry of The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio has been working to treat mental disorders, understand their origins, and develop new interventions. Join us in our in mission.

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Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes