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Yale School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry is a world leader in psychiatric research. The school's faculty is dedicated to developing improved treatments for our psychiatric patients, using the most advanced methods and technologies available.

Many members of the psychiatric medical staff at both Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital are involved in or lead innovative research programs. Collaboration is central to our success, with interdisciplinary and translational teams of basic and clinical scientists working together to bring breakthroughs from the laboratory to the clinic as soon as possible. Mentorship is a departmental priority as we train the next generation of leaders in our field, while dedication to discovery characterizes our commitment to promoting mental health and the improved understanding, treatment and prevention of mental illness.

The following are conditions and illnesses that the Department of Psychiatry research clinics and programs are currently dedicated to:

Addiction / Drug Abuse

  • Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory
  • Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism
  • Cocaine Research Clinic
  • Financial Approaches to Behavior Change
  • Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
  • Psychotherapy Development Research Center
  • Smoking Cessation and Alcohol Treatment Clinic
  • Specialized Center of Research on Sex and Gender Factors in Women's Health
  • Stress Center


  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic
  • PMS and Perinatal Psychiatric Research Program

Bipolar Disorder

  • Mood Disorders Research Program

Alzheimer's Disease / Cognitive Aging

  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

Depression / Mood

  • Depression Research Program
  • Mood Disorders Research Program
  • PMS and Perinatal Psychiatric Research Program
  • Winter Depression Research Clinic

Dual Diagnosis

  • Alcoholism Treatment Center

Psychosis / Schizophrenia

  • Learning-Based Recovery Center
  • Olin Neurospsychiatry Research Center
  • PRIME Psychosis Prodrome Research Clinic
  • Program for Recovery and Community Health
  • Psychosis Program
  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Research Clinic
  • Schizophrenia Research Clinic
  • Specialized Treatment for Early Psychosis

Stress / PTSD

  • Clinical Neurosciences Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Research Program
  • Stress Center

Women's Behavioral Health

  • PMS and Perinatal Psychiatric Research Program
  • Specialized Center of Research on Sex and Gender Factors in Women's Health
  • Women's Behavioral Health Research


  • Pain Research, Informatics, Medical Comorbidities and Education Center
  • Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research at Yale

Patients who receive psychiatric care at YNHPH or YNHH may be eligible to participate in these studies. For detailed information about these programs, visit Yale School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry research.