Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. We are a faculty with a tradition of innovation and collaboration and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in research, education and clinical care. This website will introduce you to the exceptional people and programs in our department.
This is a remarkable time in the history of psychiatry. We are witnessing an explosion of new knowledge about mental illness. New research findings from epidemiology, neurosciences, genetics and brain imaging are changing how we conceptualize psychiatric illnesses while research in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology have made us aware of the tremendous opportunities to alleviate the suffering of the many people with mental illnesses and addictions.