Psychiatric Research : Overview

The Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine is committed to the advancement of the practice of psychiatry with a focused emphasis on new research aimed at further understanding of psychiatric disorders and their optimal treatment. Research projects span animal studies, neuroimaging, hypothesis based clinical trials, innovative effectiveness trials and health service studies. Members of the Department work within the Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a site of cutting edge translational neuroscience research, and within the Dartmouth Institute, a leading health services training and research program.

Many of our faculty members are actively involved in externally funded research projects – from federal agencies, state agencies, foundations and industry. The disorders under study include schizophrenia (and other serious mental illness), substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, autism and multiple sclerosis. The research programs involve neuropsychopharmacology, study of endophenotypes, neuroimaging and neurogenetics, innovative practical clinical trials, psychiatric rehabilitation, and outcomes studies. Major research groups include: the National Center for PTSD; the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center; the Dartmouth Brain Imaging Lab; and the Dartmouth Psychopharmacology Research Group.

—Dr. Alan Green

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