The research mission of the Center for Youth Mental Health at NewYork-Presbyterian is to advance our understanding of what causes mental health illnesses in adolescents and young adults and conduct innovative research that will ultimately transform patient care.
Our faculty combined with the faculty of the Departments of Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Weill Cornell Medicine, are recognized leaders in psychiatric research. They are experts in their fields of inquiry and education programs and share the goal of improving our understanding of mental health conditions and anxiety disorders to better manage and develop effective treatments.
Psychiatry clinical trials
Patients of all ages have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials exploring the biology of psychiatric conditions or evaluating potentially more effective treatments. Recent clinical studies have focused on anxiety and other disorders including bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Learn what clinical trials we are currently conducting:
Participating in a clinical trial
If there is a clinical trial currently underway that would be of benefit, a member of our staff will fully explain the study to you and your child in a process called informed consent to be sure you completely understand the study goals, design, and what is required of participants. Once the details of the study are known, you and your child can decide on whether to participate. The decision to enroll in a clinical trial is entirely voluntary. If you sign up and change your mind, you can withdraw at any time.