Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are essential for progress to be made in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of people with psychiatric conditions. Our psychiatry researchers are conducting clinical trials for a wide variety of mental health disorders, including studies evaluating new therapies as well as observational studies to learn more about specific disorders.

Learn what clinical trials we are currently conducting:

Leaders in Psychiatric Research

The faculty of the Departments of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons are recognized leaders in psychiatric research, with research faculty and staff members who are experts in their fields of inquiry. They maintain the highest levels of research integrity at all times and are committed to protecting the patients who participate in our studies.

 

Our Clinical Trials

Research studies are currently under way to develop and assess new medications, novel forms of psychotherapy, and innovative neuroimaging methods. We have conducted and continue to direct clinical trials for disorders such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression, including late-life depression
  • Disorders in children, adolescents, and older adults
  • Eating disorders
  • Memory disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance abuse, such as cocaine dependence

We are also conducting studies that are recruiting healthy volunteers without these disorders to obtain comparison data.

 

Should You Participate in a Clinical Trial?

Your decision to enroll in a clinical trial is entirely voluntary. To be sure you completely understand the study goals and design and what is required of your participation, a member of our staff will fully explain the study to you in a process called informed consent. Once you know the details of the study, you can decide whether or not you wish to participate. If you sign up and change your mind, you can withdraw at any time. By participating in a clinical trial, you have a chance of benefiting from a potentially more effective treatment or to be part of a study whose findings may help other patients in the future.