Recent Research Studies

Recent Research Studies

Our faculty is committed to sponsoring initiatives that foster development of research careers in Psychiatry.

Examples of recent research studies in the Department include:

  • Genetic linkage studies in bipolar illness, the schizophrenias, Autism and Asperger's Disease
  • Cellular basis of bipolar illness
  • Inositol signaling system
  • Cognitive event-related brain potentials in major depression and schizophrenia
  • Transmembrane potential of lymphocytes in bipolar illness
  • Stress and the immune system
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome and immune activation
  • Schizophrenia and central immune activation
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (volumetric)
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (neurochemistry)
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Event-related electrophysiologic imaging in depression and schizophrenia
  • Endogenous digoxin- or ouabain-like factors in mental illness
  • Neuroprotective factors in the central nervous system
  • Bipolar illness models in rodents
  • Autism models in rodents
  • Autism and Asperger's Disease (genetics, electrophysiology)
  • Nocturnal melatonin in childhood depression
  • Pediatric Consultation-Liaison
  • Childhood autism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Stress in health care professionals
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Sexual abuse and its consequences
  • Psychosocial trauma victims
  • Computer assisted cognitive therapy
  • Therapist expertise in psychotherapy
  • New generation agents in clinical trials: Anxiolytics, Antidepressants, Thymoleptics, Antipsychotics