An important aspect of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center in conjunction with Washington University School of Medicine's William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is its uniquely research-rich environment. Our psychiatrists currently serve as the principal investigators for numerous research studies, as well as serving as principal investigators, co-investigators and consultants on NIH and privately funded studies around the world.

The breadth of studies conducted is extensive, including studies of juvenile bipolar disorder, autism, preschool mood disorders, child and adolescent depression, normal brain development, suicidal behavior, social reciprocity, alcohol and nicotine abuse and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The range of study methods used is equally broad: neuroimaging, clinical nosology, longitudinal studies, twin studies, genetic and genetic epidemiology studies, treatment studies and prevention in high-risk samples. 

Click here to find more research information on the Washington University School of Medicine Child Psychiatry Research page.