Since 1943, the Duke's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has been a leader in psychiatric and psychological healthcare and research and education. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences recently expanded services to add four Duke Cancer Institute-dedicated psychiatrists to its program. DCI-dedicated providers include:
"Our four DCI-dedicated psychiatrists provide psychiatric care for adult patients with cancer, as well as their family members," said Virginia O'Brien, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and medical director of psycho-oncology at Duke Cancer Institute. "We invite DCI clinicians to refer patients with depression or anxiety or complex medication regimens that may interact with their chemotherapy."