Welcome to Penn State Hershey Psychiatry
Like all of medicine and health care, psychiatry stands poised on a threshold of great and rapid changes. In the near future, advances in imaging and molecular biology will unlock many of the brain's mysteries, allowing more personalized treatments, based on new understanding of pathophysiology. Psychiatric patients, their families, and society at large will benefit. It is an exciting time to be a physician and to specialize in the evolving specialty of psychiatry. Click here to learn more
For clinical concerns and appointments, please contact the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) Admissions Department at 717-782-6493 or 866-746-2496. For out-patient appointments in Hershey, please call 717-531-8338.
Is your child struggling with paying attention, or having issues with behavior?
Penn State Hershey Psychiatry offers an eight-week group counseling program for parents and their children who have issues with paying attention, following the rules, temper outbursts, or getting along with others.
Children (ages 5-12) with attention or behavior issues and their parent(s).
Wednesday afternoons and evenings (eight week sessions) offered throughout the year
Penn State Hershey Medical Group - Psychiatry
22 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
(behind Tanger Outlet Center)
Standard co-pay charges may apply for parents; separate fees apply for optional children's sessions ($20 per session)
Registration is required. Please call 717-531-6772 or email CareLine@hmc.psu.edu. Click here to learn more about about these group sessions.
The Central Pennsylvania Regional Autism Partnership, an ASERT center, was established in December of 2008 through a generous grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare's Bureau of Autism Services. In establishing the ASERT centers, the Bureau is intending to create three regional centers for Autism Service, Education, Research, and Training (ASERT) as a cost-effective way to address the chasm between research and quality diagnostic and intervention practices. The establishment of these three centers is a direct result of the work of the Autism Task Force, which recommended development and funding of regional centers as a means to leverage work from the research community.
At the recent American Heart Association (AHA) meeting we had 5 abstracts accepted by our sleep group. Of these 5 abstracts 4 were moderated and one was selected by the AHA for a press release:
Fan He, Edward O Bixler, Jiangang Liao, Arthur Berg, Yuka Imamura Kawasawa, Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Alexandros N Vgontzas, Duanping Liao.
Habitual Sleep Variability is Associated with Caloric and Food Intake
This same abstract was also picked up by Time magazine online:
Dara Babinski, Ph.D. has been selected as a BIRCWH scholar (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health).
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