Clinical trials are research studies that help researchers discover new effective treatments for mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety. Clinical trials research not only examines possible new medications for the alleviation of symptoms, but also alternative treatments for these disorders as well, such as new psychotherapy techniques.
Information About Being Involved in Research
Learn more about clinical trials in mental health:
- A Guide to Mental Health Clinical Research
- Why Do Patients Participate in Research on Mental Disorders?
- What is Mental Health Clinical Research?
- How Will Treatment in a Clinical Research Study Differ from Treatment Your Own Doctor Provides?
- How are Clinical Studies of Mental Disorders Designed?
- What is a “Placebo Control” in a Medication Trial?
- What is the Investigator’s Responsibility if a Patient has a Clinical Crisis?
- What Protections Exist for Research Subjects?
- Does Research Involve Special Risk?
- What is Informed Consent?
- Involvement of Family Members and Others
- Will you Have Access to Those Drugs that Work After a Trial is Complete?
- Learning About the Results of Research
- Checklist of Questions for Clinical Trial Participants
Current Open Research Studies
To find a specific clinical trial for an area of concern for you, click on a disorder or concern:
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Substance Abuse