Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health offers expert clinical services for children and adults. In addition, there are multiple research trials that patients can be evaluated for eligibility.

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY PROGRAM (CPEP): Suffolk County's only CPEP program provides psychiatric evaluation and referrals by an interdisciplinary team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each patient receives a medical screening and a psychiatric evaluation, including an assessment of potential for violence to self or others. CPEP provides referrals to all providers of mental health and substance abuse services in Suffolk County.
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CLINICAL AUTISM PROGRAM program for children and adolescents offers a variety of services to children, teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Services include comprehensive assessment and treatment recommendations for ASD youth and their families. Our interdisciplinary team includes specialists representing child and adolescent psychiatry, clinical psychology, developmental pediatrics, and social work. Read more...

ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY SERVICES features a team of specialists who evaluate, diagnose and treat people who have one or more substance use disorders. The team also conducts research into the causes of and effective interventions for addiction and trains Stony Brook healthcare professionals in how to better identify and treat addiction. Stony Brook Medicine is now offering Telehealth services for Addiction Psychiatry as an option for future appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of your own home. To see if your needs can be met virtually, please call 631 444 2599. To learn more about how to prepare for a Telehealth visit, click here

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE provides the diagnosis and care of patients with Alzheimer's Disease. The center also assists primary care physicians with diagnosis, care planning and management of complex cases. Weekly support groups for families are offered as a reliable source of information, reassurance, and support for caregivers. The center also provides educational and informational programs and important community resources. Read more...

INPATIENT SERVICES FOR CHILDREN with severe psychiatric disorders are provided on our ten-bed unit on 12 North of the hospital. Among the conditions we treat are severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, suicidal behavior, explosive behavior and school phobias among others. An interdisciplinary team provides complete medical, psychiatric, psychological and educational services, with an emphasis on family education and successful transition to school and on-going community support.
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OUTPATIENT SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS include in-depth psychiatric evaluations of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, learning disorders, pervasive developmental disorders and autism, mood and anxiety disorders and learning disorders, among others.  Our outpatient division is engaged in clinical studies of medications for children and adolescents.  Children are seen for follow-up treatment in our mood and anxiety disorders clinic and the stimulant clinic.
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INPATIENT SERVICES FOR ADULTS are provided on our 30-bed unit on 10 North of the hospital. The service is designed for adult patients, including geriatric patients, with a variety of psychiatric and behavioral problems, including depression, manic depressive illness, schizophrenia, as well as severe anxiety disorders. Most patients are admitted via the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, or are referred from the psychiatric consultation service in the general hospital.
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OUTPATIENT SERVICES FOR ADULTS include a wide range of services and treatment modalities. Our outpatient department performs complete psychiatric evaluations and treatment for individuals ages 18 and older. The service provides treatment for all major psychiatric disorders including dementia and psychiatric disorders associated with acute and chronic medical illness.
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CONSULTATION AND LIAISON SERVICE provides expert consultation for physicians and surgeons treating patients in the hospital regarding the full spectrum of psychiatric issues, co-occurring psychiatric and medical disorders and determination of patients' capacity to give informed consent.