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Research in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Department's research is funded from multiple sources such as research councils, government bodies and private sector grants.  The Department is the focus for the Child Mental Disorders theme within the Biomedical Research Centre funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

Methods actively used within the Department include epidemiology, behaviour and molecular genetics, experimental psychology, neuroimaging and clinical trials. Our research extends into risk factors (biological and environmental), and cognitive biomarker identification and assessment.

Research portfolio

  • Genetic Architecture of Disruptive Disorders
  • Aetiological Risk Factors for Moderate Learning Disabilities
  • Assessing Anxiety in Young People: ASD focus
  • Effective psychopharmacology in ADHD and hyperkinetic aspects of rare disorders  
  • Neuropsychology and neuroimaging studies of ADHD and related childhood disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Stress & Development Lab
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