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COVID-19 Update


Telepsychiatry Services during the COVID-19 Physical Distancing Response

We in the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department continue to serve our patients and families, our Johns Hopkins community and our local and international communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your forbearance as we transition to telepsychiatry services and adapt to rapid changes. We hope to be seeing you face-to-face once again in our individual and group sessions. Be well, practice self-care, use your toolbox, and reach out—you are not alone.

  • Stress & Isolation During COVID-19

    Dr. Karen Swartz discusses coping with stress and social isolation resulting from coronavirus (COVID19). Johns Hopkins: A Woman's Journey hosted this special webinar. Check out the recording of this one-hour session for some tips.

  • For Parents and Caregivers

    The COVID-19 situation can add more stressors to parenting and caregiving responsibilities. Practicing self-care, good sleep, nutrition, and exercise are the rule but what happens when there are limitations and uncertainties? Check out some tips from Johns Hopkins experts.

  • An Epidemic in the Midst of a Pandemic: Opioid Use Disorder and COVID-19

    Dr. Ken Stoller counsels that extraordinary planning and support can limit excessive disruption to the nation’s OUD epidemic response and its dire consequences via new partnerships, adapting technology, and the dismantling of antiquated regulations.

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Tutorials

    Many research studies have shown that mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance and pain. You can practice with Dr. Neda Gould via videos and learn ways to incorporate them into your day.


Our Specialties

Caring for the whole patient is at the heart of our mission. The doctors and therapists at the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences treat adults, adolescents and children through community psychiatric services, consultation clinics, inpatient units and day hospitals in more than a dozen specialty areas.


Education and Research

  • Professional Education

    The depth of our clinical expertise and the breadth of our research programs allow us to train the next generation of psychiatrists and scientists to be clinical and research leaders.

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  • Knowledge to Cure & Prevent

    Our clinical research programs range from efficacy and treatment-response studies to clinical trials and epidemiology.

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Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy

Dr. Lauren Osborne and her lab at Johns Hopkins Women's Mood Disorders Center are studying the biology behind mental illness during and after pregnancy in efforts to development new treatments.

Huntington Disease and Its Effects

Dr. Jee Bang and her research team are currently running numerous clinical studies on Huntington’s disease. The studies involve testing new experimental drugs that treat symptoms, all while looking for new targets for therapeutics.

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