The Department of Psychiatry at the UT Health San Antonio opened its doors in 1965 with five founding faculty. The department has developed a reputation for excellence in the education of psychiatrists and groundbreaking research. Today, the department has 86 faculty and over 100 staff working in education, research, and clinical services.
Anxiety or Depression
If nervousness or sadness last much of your day and interfere with your life, this could be more than just the normal “blues” or “nerves." If you feel depressed most days for hours at a time, have very low motivation and self-esteem or suffer from thoughts of self-harm, you may have major depressive disorder (MDD). Visit the National Institute of Mental Health for more information about a variety of anxiety disorders as well as MDD and other forms of clinical depression.
Our clinicians use both medication and psychotherapy to assist you with managing your emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Learn more about our counseling services.
Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Disorder)
Bipolar Disorder is a condition that affects over 2 million Americans. Mania symptoms may include feelings of extreme happiness or irritability, increased energy, and a reduced need for sleep. Bipolar is not simply losing your temper easily, but severe mood swings between irritability/elation and depression. Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder can be complicated.
Alzheimer’s Disease and other Neurodegenerative Disorders
The Glenn Biggs Institute has a variety of programs for this serious illnesses that affect older patients.