Being a leader in psychiatric research, education, and clinical care, our department has a number of research centers and programs that address a full range of brain diseases and psychiatric disorders as well as a variety of clinical specialties. Of specific note are:

William Greenleaf Eliot division of child & adolescent psychiatry

The shared purpose of this division is to bring new innovations to the prevention of psychiatric conditions of childhood and to deliver clinical psychiatric care and treatment to children and adolescents.

Learn more about child & adolescent psychiatry »

Forensic psychiatry services

Washington University Department of Psychiatry provides a forensic psychiatry service for legal issues. Our forensic psychiatrists offer scientific and clinical expertise for civil, criminal, correctional, and legislative matters. Our forensic psychiatry services include comprehensive and ethical independent medical examinations.

Washington University forensic psychiatry services and specialists are trusted by plaintiff and defense attorneys, state and federal prosecutors, judges, corporations, government and law enforcement agencies, school systems and insurance companies.

The forensic psychiatry services include evaluations regarding:

  • Personal injury
  • Malpractice
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Testamentary capacity
  • Guardianship
  • Competency to stand trial
  • Insanity
  • Sentencing
  • Employer consultations regarding fitness for duty, reasonable accommodations for the disabled and worker’s compensation. 

For consultation or more information about our forensic psychiatry services, call (314) 362-1816.