The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Baylor College of Medicine provides compassionate, safe and effective care of people with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders and educates students, physicians, mental health professionals and the general public in psychiatry and the behavioral sciences; and conducts innovative and relevant research into the understanding and treatment of people with psychiatric disorders, and into the prevention of these conditions.

We believe that psychiatry is an integral part of medicine; that it is a brain-based specialty that encompasses biological, psychological, social, interpersonal and spiritual parameters; and that it is most effective when practiced in an evidence-based manner, involving interdisciplinary academic collaboration and expertise.

Division of Neuropsychiatry

The Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Division of Neuropsychiatry provides a context for the advancement of neuropsychiatric research, training and practice at the Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliates in the Texas Medical Center. Read more about the Division of Neuropsychiatry.

Division for Alcoholism and Addictive Disorders

Much remains to be learned about addiction. Baylor investigators work diligently to find answers to difficult questions and to develop new medication treatments. To improve the quality of life for individuals affected by addiction, the division focuses on:

  • Vaccines
  • Human Pharmacology and Neuroimaging
  • Internal Studies
  • Education and Training

Mood Disorders Program

The faculty and staff of the Mood Disorders Program are researching new therapies for treatment-resistant mood disorders. Please feel free to email us at psychiatry@bcm.edu with general questions or comments.

Student Counseling Service

The Baylor College of Medicine Student and Housestaff Counseling Service offers time limited individual psychotherapy, couples therapy and medication management to medical students, graduate students, allied health students, residents and clinical fellows. Our services abide by the strictest rules of confidentiality and do not issue any report regarding your care to your department or any others of Baylor College of Medicine.  Services are provided by members of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Email Virginia Rodriguez for more information. 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a dynamic program that fosters our young physician's development to be a leader in child and adolescent mental health no matter what the setting or patient population. Fellows work closely with faculty in a variety of settings that includes the Menninger Clinic, #5 Rated Nationally for Inpatient Psychiatry Facility, Texas Children's Hospital the largest children’s hospital in the nation that is also nationally ranked in all 10 of 10 subspecialties in U.S. News and World Report, and the Harris Health System, the third largest community health organization in the nation. Visit our Psychiatry Fellowship page for more information.

Mentorship Networks

The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is affiliated with the Texas Regional Mental Health Minority Mentor Network.