Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Dr. Amritha Bhat

​​​​​​​​​​​The UW Medicine Psychiatry team provides mental health services to patients at UW Medicine primary care and specialty care facilities throughout the Puget Sound region. We also provide clinical consultation to patients with behavioral health problems in a range of UW Medicine medical and surgical programs and to providers in a five-state region known as WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). Our team of clinicians which includes psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, and licensed counselors is dedicated to helping people with a wide range of mental health and substance use problems lead successful lives.

Our scientists are engaged in cutting-edge research that helps us better understand the brain and behavior, paving the way for new treatments that will ultimately improve the lives of people in Seattle and around the world. Our research includes work in neurodevelopment and healthy brain aging, autism, a wide range of mental health and addiction problems and programs that bring much needed mental health care to underserved populations in the United States and abroad.  One of our best known innovations is the Collaborative Care model in which psychiatrists and other mental health specialists work closely with primary care providers to care for the emotional and physical needs of their patients. Our research has demonstrated that Collaborative Care helps to achieve the 'triple aim' of health care reform:  better patient satisfaction, better clinical outcomes and lower health care costs.

At UW Medicine Psychiatry, we work to bring the best mental health care to those in need today while discovering the treatments that will help improve the lives of patients tomorrow. 

Our Services 

  • Mental Health and substance use disorders in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.
  • Common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and attention deficit disorder
  • Severe and persistent mental disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
  • Posttraumatic stress disorders and psychiatric consequences of head trauma
  • Autism and other psychiatric disorders starting in childhood
  • Cognitive and memory disorders such as dementia and delirium
  • Psychosomatic medicine and psychiatric conditions associated with medical illnesses
  • Substance abuse and addiction problems

For a complete list of Psychiatry Hospital-based Services at Harborview Medical Center click here and for UW Medical Center click here.​

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