The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Research

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty are at the forefront of research into the etiologies and treatments of psychiatric disorders.


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty are at the forefront of research into the causes and treatments of psychiatric disorders, from the investigation of basic biological mechanisms to the development of new treatment approaches.

Research programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences includes human laboratories, animal laboratories, computer laboratories and clinical research clinics, which are located at the UT-Houston Medical School, Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building, and the U.T. Harris County Psychiatric Center.

Current and ongoing research projects include those in the areas of:
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • Substance abuse
  • Neuroimaging
  • Community mental health
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention-deficit disorders
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Mood disorders
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Relapse prevention

These areas of research and expertise have brought national and international recognition to many faculty members and programs. As a result, they have received meritorious research awards.

Continued emphasis on research at all levels plays a vital role in the education of professionals and keeps them abreast of current development and new knowledge in all aspects of psychiatry and mental health care.


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