Research Opportunities

Faculty and staff of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine conduct federally funded and industry sponsored research through the Office of Research in Psychiatry. This research provides valuable insight into psychiatric disorders and contributes to the reliable evaluation of theories and treatments/therapies. Studies include such topics as:

  • alcohol, substance abuse/dependency
  • anxiety disorders and stress related disorders
  • behavioral medicine
  • brain imaging
  • childhood psychiatric disorders
  • dementias and neurodegenerative disorders
  • unipolar and bipolar disorders
  • depression occurring in the context of transplantation and medical illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease
  • electroconvulsive therapy
  • genetics
  • nicotine / tobacco use and abuse
  • eating disorders / obesity
  • personality disorders
  • schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • tourette syndrome