The largest Brazilian university and the country's most prestigious educational institution, USP is involved in teaching, research, and university extension in all areas of knowledge, offering a broad range of courses. The objective of the Department of Psychiatry is to provide education of the highest quality in the field of psychiatry in order to train highly prepared professionals and to create national leaders. The department develops and tests models of knowledge, prevention and treatment for numerous psychiatric disorders.

Summary of relevant work: 

The Department covers the areas of undergraduate studies, internship and residency, as well as graduate programs (latu sensu and strictu sensu) and short and long-term internships for physicians and related fields. In undergraduate studies, the department manages the module Psychiatry at the Physiological Basis of Medical Practice and the disciplines Humanities in Medicine, Medical Psychology and Clinical Psychiatry. Currently the program has a total of 95 students, 39 PhD and 56 Masters’.

In addition to working in education and assistance, the Department of Psychiatry manages 3 Medical Research Laboratories (LIMs) and is one of the most productive research departments working with the USP Medical School. It plays an important national leadership role in basic and clinical research in areas such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, geriatric psychiatry, genetics and epidemiology, and among leading national research groups such as the Brazilian Research Consortium of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD).

The Department and Institute of Psychiatry’s Journal of Clinical Psychiatry is currently one of the most important Brazilian psychiatric journals. It was one of the first medical journals in the world without restrictions, having been available in full on the Internet since 1996. Our professors participate on the editorial boards of a number of Brazilian and international scientific journals and many are editors of the most important journals of psychiatry in Latin America, including the Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria (Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry), which has recently been indexed in Medline and the ISI and is classified as Qualis International B by CAPES.


  • Spirituality and quality of life in adult cancer patients receiving chemotherapy (IGESP Hospital)
  • Depression and quality of life in adult cancer patients receiving chemotherapy (IGESP Hospital)
  • Anxiety and quality of life in adult cancer patients receiving chemotherapy (IGESP Hospital)
  • Treatment of Depressive Symptoms in Oncology Patients Transcranial Stimulation by Current (IGESP Hospital)
  • Depression and alcohol abuse in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: prospective evaluation in coronary insufficiency registration Strategy Study (ERICO)

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