Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals for psychiatry in the country, Mayo Clinic's Department of Psychiatry and Psychology has a long history of reducing the burden of mental health issues on patients and their families. The department has a wide portfolio of research activities and programs that support Mayo Clinic's goal of integrating clinical practice, research and education.

Psychiatry and psychology research at Mayo Clinic is focused on clinical research and the development of effective interventions for patients with mental, addictive, behavioral and emotional disorders. Major clinical programs include:

Many research projects emphasize clinical involvement and efforts that translate directly into better patient care.


Mayo Clinic's Department of Psychiatry and Psychology sponsors an extensive range of clinical and educational offerings. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine provides training at three locations (Arizona, Florida and Minnesota). For postdoctoral fellows and residents, the department offers psychiatry and psychology training in several specialties.