The Care You Need
If you aren't sure what's wrong but know you need care, our experts at the Duke Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic will evaluate your condition and provide second opinions when needed. We assess whether you may benefit from medication management, short-term psychotherapy, or another treatment strategy, and we direct you to the right resources.
Advanced Treatment for Severe Depression
Newer versions of brain stimulation and ECT are performed while you are under sedation and use electrical currents to change brain chemistry in ways that quickly ease severe depression. Similarly, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a small electric current to stimulate nerve cells in the region of the brain involved with mood, which significantly reduces your depression symptoms.
Access Clinical Trials
Our doctors are researchers who conduct clinical trials of the latest treatments available, including brain stimulation and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). While you may be eligible to participate in our clinical trials, you may also benefit from their findings. Our doctors use the results of their research to ensure you receive the most effective treatment to help you reduce your symptoms and improve your mental health.
Virtual Reality Therapy for Phobias
If you experience an anxiety disorder centered on the fear of heights, elevators, flying, thunderstorms, or public speaking, our trained therapists will very gradually expose you to your fears in a controlled, 3-D virtual world. The therapy reduces the intensity of the phobia and allows you greater freedom in your environment.
Women-Specific Mental Health Issues
Pregnancy, hormone changes, menopause, and changing social roles all pose unique psychological challenges to women. We provide the most effective treatments for female-specific emotional disorders and mental health issues.
We partner with the Duke Fertility Center to provide emotional support to couples going through infertility treatment who may experience stress, grief, social isolation, sadness, anxiety, or marital problems.
Mood Disorder Management
Our bipolar disorder experts work closely with you to evaluate your condition and personalize your treatment plan to meet your needs.
Compassionate Inpatient Care
If you or a family member is experiencing a mental health crisis, hospitalization may be required. We provide compassionate and effective care at the Duke University Hospital Williams Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and Duke Regional Hospital. You’ll be cared for by an expert team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, clinical social workers, and recreational therapists.
Specialists in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Our experts in child psychiatry provide comprehensive care to children, adolescents, and their families.