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Department of

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience


Clinical Research Programs

The research mission of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is to contribute to scientific advances in the understanding and treatment of mental illness.Through its clinical trials program, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience offers many opportunities to the public to work with us to advance mental health care.

Studies are available for adults and children/adolescents in areas that include addiction, mood disorders and women’s health. With the help of people who volunteer to participate, these studies can lead to more effective therapies and treatments and quality-of-life improvements. Please click here for our Current Studies: Current Studies


Community and academic mental health centers in the greater Cincinnati and New York City regions are participating in a large, pragmatic trial entitled MOBILITY- Metformin for Overweight and Obese Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders Treated with Second-Generation Antipsychotics. Its purpose is to determine if a lifestyle intervention or a lifestyle intervention plus metformin helps children and teens prevent or reverse weight gain caused by certain medications. Please click on the logo or address below for more information or to contact a participating site near you.


(Funded through a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (PCS-1406-19276).