The Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders (TRMD) Clinic is staffed by psychiatrists who are uniquely trained to treat medication resistant mood disorders. This referral-based clinic is the only one in Utah to provide a full range of neurostimulation treatment options for certain mental health disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorders.

Our physicians provide consultations to patients being referred by their prescribers regarding alternative treatments for their treatment resistant mood disorders. Neurostimulation therapies include, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and ketamine infusions. Both ECT and TMS can be done on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Ketamine infusions are currently available on an outpatient basis by psychiatrist referral only.


Referral Process

Please call our office for more information about scheduling an outpatient appointment to discuss treatment options like ECT, TMS, and/or ketamine infusions. During this phone call we will gather demographic information, insurance information, and send a referral request to your physician.

If a physician is interested in referring a patient to us, they can print our referral form (attached to this website), and return it to our clinic. We will then follow up with the patient and schedule an appointment.

Once a treatment option has been decided upon, the patient will meet again with one of our psychiatrists to do a more in depth medical screening. This may involve a physical assessment, basic blood work, and an EKG.

Lowry A. Bushnell, M.D.

Dr. Lowry Bushnell was born and raised in Utah. Following completion of his military service he attended the University of Utah, College of Pharmacy, receiving a degree in medical biology. He has a specialty interest in psychopharmacology. He received his medical training at the University of Utah, College of Medicine and his psychiatry specialty t... Read More

Laura Gilley, M.D.

Dr. Laura Gilley practices as an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Univeristy of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.She has bee... Read More

Ernest Jeremy Kendrick, M.D.

Dr. Jeremy Kendrick recently joined the University faculty after completing residency in Pediatrics and a combined residency/fellowship in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Kendrick currently practices inpatient psychiatry at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute where he works with children and adolescents. As a Pediatrician as we... Read More

Brian J. Mickey, M.D., Ph.D.

Brian Mickey is Associate Professor of Psychiatry (tenure track). He studied biology and physics at the University of Washington, Seattle, then completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he earned his MD and PhD in neuroscience. After finishing psychiatry residency in the Research Track in 200... Read More

Howard R. Weeks, M.D.

Dr. Weeks graduated from the "Triple Board" Program here at the University of Utah. He is trained in child & adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry and pediatrics. He is the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for University of Utah Health Sciences. Since joining the University faculty in 2002, he has been active in many of the clini... Read More

University Neuropsychiatric Institute 501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
(801) 583-2500