In addition to its clinical services, the Columbia Department of Psychiatry runs over a dozen Research Clinics. Most of the Research Clinics are located in the New York State Psychiatric Institute, but others are located at various hospital and community sites. These clinics provide treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders in adults, children, and the elderly in the context of specialized research projects. These may include comprehensive evaluations, psychotherapy, and medication treatment, as well as various investigational treatments such as light therapy or magnetic stimulation. In general, for people eligible to participate in our studies, treatment is provided at no cost.
The clinic offers free and confidential outpatient treatment in clinical research studies using medications for people over 45 from all walks of life who suffer from depression.
Founded in 1982, the Anxiety Disorders Clinic was the first in the nation devoted to research and treatment of anxiety problems.
The Brain-Behavior Clinic (BBC) recognizes the challenges of providing safe and effective treatment for mood disorders and is dedicated to the study and provision of innovative treatments for adults with depression and bipolar illness.
The Trauma and PTSD Program in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Department of Psychiatry and The New York State Psychiatric Institute specializing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Prolonged Grief Disorder.
The Clinic for Innovations in Treatment Resistant Depression is an outpatient research clinic that conducts free and confidential evaluations of patients with depression and bipolar depression that has been difficult to treat by standard medication and psychotherapy approaches.
The Depression Evaluation Service (DES) is an outpatient research and treatment clinic that conducts studies of the cause and treatment of depression.
The purpose of the clinic is to study Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in an effort to find more effective treatments for each.
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic provides a unique resource for the Hispanic community through the development a program that offers treatment by Spanish speaking staff.
The Hoarding Disorder Research Program is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals suffering from Hoarding Disorder by developing more effective treatments.
Columbia University's HDSA Center of Excellence provides comprehensive services for individuals at risk or exhibiting signs of Huntington's Disease and their families.
The Lieber Schizophrenia Research Clinic (LSRC) is located at the New York State Psychiatric Institute on the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Campus.
In the Memory Disorders Center, which is an outpatient facility, the physicians, mainly neurologists and psychiatrists, conduct evaluations for patients experiencing changes in memory and other cognitive abilities.
The Mood Disorders Research Program (MDRP) has performed numerous important studies of Dysthymic Disorder and other types of Depression.
Our clinic is dedicated to research on mood disorders (major depression and bipolar disorder), borderline personality disorder, and prevention of suicide and self-injury. No cost treatment is offered in most of our research studies.
The Alliance is a research clinic dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents suffering from anxiety and mood disorders.
The Center of Prevention & Evaluation (COPE) is an outpatient research program for teenagers and young adults experiencing changes in thoughts and feelings that have led to problems in relationships, school or work.
Since its establishment in 1945, the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research has provided low fee psychoanalytic treatment to people in the greater metropolitan area.