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Psychiatry Research

BWH psychiatric investigators are making substantial contributions toward advancing the understanding and treatment of mental illness. Our research is vibrant and rigorous, spanning medical psychiatry clinical areas and integrating the following approaches:

  • Functional and structural neuroimaging
  • Basic neuroscience
  • Genetics/genomics
  • Translational therapies (including neuromodulation, neurostimulation, neuroprotection, neurogenesis, and neurorepair).
  • Clinical services research
  • Cohort studies
  • CBT/Behavioral medicine research
  • Psychopathology studies
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Biomarker studies
  • Neurophysiological/neuroendocrine studies
  • Neuroimmunology studies
  • Digital psychiatry

Learn more about our researchers, programs and laboratories:


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