The Department of Psychiatry is a research-intensive hub that train psychiatrists and mental health professionals in applying the latest scientific advances in neuroscience, diagnostic methods and therapeutic interventions to treat patients in a holitic manner. The complexity, high prevalence, and heavy health care burden of mental health problems need multidisciplinary probes into the understanding of their epidemiology, aetiology, mechanisms and intervention. We work closely with Hospital Authority in providing a comprehensive psychiatric clinical services in the cluster hospitals of New Territories East Cluster serving a population of more than 1.2 million.
Focused on seeking insightful and cutting edge translational solutions to problems affecting our communities, our research programmes investigate the multidisciplinary and multidimensional links between brain dysfunctions and behaviour. Topics of interest include the biopsychosocial determinants of mental disorders, developmental perspectives of mental disorders, sleep and circadian Medicine, the neuropsychiatric and genetic aspects of neurodegenerative disorders.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
No health without mental health.
The complexity, high prevalence, and heavy
health care burden of mental health problems
need multidisciplinary probes into the
understanding of their epidemiology, aetiology,
mechanisms and intervention. Our Department
will continue the multidisciplinary and
multidimensional approach by integrating clinical
practice and translational neuroscience research.
We aim to provide state-of-the-art education to
our undergraduate and postgraduate students
and deliver high impact translational research that
will ultimately benefit patients and society.
Prof. Yun Kwok WING