Treatment & Services

Wide Range of Psychological Testing for Cognitive Disorders

At UC Health Psychiatry, we have several physicians committed to the care of patients with cognitive disorders as well as performing research to uncover underlying reasons for these conditions. Cognitive disorders relate to cognitive processes of the brain, such as memory and problem solving, and can range from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Unidentified and/or untreated cognitive disorders often are important factors in behavior and personality problems and in emotional distress, including depression and anxiety.

The Cognitive Disorders Center provides diagnostic and treatment services. A primary mission of the center is to provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. Examples of conditions that might be evaluated include learning and attentional problems (in children, adolescents and adults), seizure disorder, head injury, stroke and age-related memory changes.

In addition, we also provide treatment such as psychotherapy, cognitive remediation and lifestyle counseling, all of which can help improve effectiveness in functioning. In particular, we emphasize the importance of diet, physical activity and stress management for general and brain health.

Other services include:

Region’s Leader in Addiction Services

Led by physicians of UC Health Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, our addiction services program began in 2006 and was the first Opiate Treatment Program (OTP) to be certified in the state of Ohio in over 24 years. As part of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, our research centers are dedicated to uncovering the nature of addiction and treatments for addiction of opiates/cocaine, tobacco/alcohol and addiction/bipolar disorder co-morbidity. In July 2013, UC Health Addiction Sciences was formed to discover and refine medical and scientific knowledge and translate it into high-quality, evidence-based treatments.

Discovery-Driven Focus on Mood Disorders

The Mood Disorders Program at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute employs the most advanced methods to diagnose and treat adult and adolescent patients from across the Greater Cincinnati region. Our physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of depression, bipolar spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, cyclothymia and dysthymia. We also treat mood disorders induced by alcohol or substance abuse.

Our multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and pharmacists. Our nationally recognized program is a member of the National Network of Depression Centers, a network of 16 academic health centers dedicated to advancing research, treatment and public education in the areas of depression and bipolar disorder. The network also seeks to transform the field of mood disorders by making mental health assessments and treatment affordable, accessible and acceptable.

The Mood Disorders Program is a collaboration among the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati, the Lindner Center of HOPE and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Department of Psychiatry.


Timothy Freeman, MD, Center for Developmental Disabilities

Mission: To advance healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities by providing person-centered, coordinated, interdisciplinary care, educating health professionals, and partnering with the community.

Vision: Healthcare equity and access for adults with developmental disabilities.

The Timothy Freeman, MD, Center for Developmental Disabilities provides patients, ages 18+, with developmental disabilities with patient-centered, coordinated healthcare. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: Angelman syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, spina bifida, Williams syndrome, and other rare genetic conditions.

Our No. 1 goal is to provide our patients with the best possible care. Services include:

  • Primary care.
  • Behavioral health and psychiatry.
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Nurse care coordination.
  • Dietary support.
  • Social work.
  • Healthcare transition planning.
  • In-person and virtual healthcare visits.
  • Condition-specific health consultations.
  • Specialty care referrals.

To learn more about the Timothy Freeman, MD, Center for Developmental Disabilities, call 513-585-9009.

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Mobile Crisis Team

The Mobile Crisis Team at UC Medical Center serves adults and children in the community who are experiencing a mental health crisis.  A licensed social worker will work to diffuse the crisis by assessing the situation, offering counseling and connecting the individual to appropriate community resources.  If the individual is found to be at risk to themselves or others, the mobile crisis social worker has the ability to authorize a mental health “hold” that allows the individual to be transported to the hospital for further psychiatric evaluation.  The Mobile Crisis team can be reached at 513-584-5098 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  After-hours calls are answered by a mental health professional.