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About Us

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins Medicine has occupied a distinguished place in the field of psychiatry since the opening of the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic in 1913. Today, we continue our long tradition of excellence in patient care, teaching and research.

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Our Research

Our clinical research programs, which are closely tied to patient care, range from efficacy and treatment-response studies to clinical trials and epidemiology. The basic research we conduct encompasses bioinformatics, genetics, neuroscience, and molecular biology. All of these efforts strive to unlock the causal pathways to the major psychiatric conditions and to use this knowledge to develop practical means to improve recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions. Learn about our research.


Our Philosophy

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Founded with a dual mission to serve the surrounding community and to care for patients with the most challenging illnesses, we provide community psychiatric services as well as consultation clinics, inpatient units, and day hospitals in more than a dozen specialty areas.


Annual Summary Statistics

 Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Bayview
Medical Center
Inpatient Beds10820128
      Adult and Young Adult8820 
Inpatient Admissions2,5736963,269
Outpatient Visits31,091101,792132,883
Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Visits26,85983,885110,744
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