Mental Health Research Overview

  • What is a clinical research study? Video that introduces terminology and answers questions frequently asked by patients about clinical research studies. Approximately 10 minutes.

Mental Health Research in Wisconsin (At CAPC/HorsesTreat): 

  • CAPC and HorsesTreat are working in concert with a Wisconsin nursing school to obtain grant funding to research a manualized treatment of mindfulness based psychotherapy with horses to reduce self-harm behaviors and interpersonal/relationship problems in youth.
  • Dr Jenna was involved with the CAPTN TRIAL Network: Approximately 20% of children and adolescents experience a functionally impairing emotional or behavioral disorder, and as many as 1 in 20 youth are seriously mentally ill. Left untreated, mental illness in childhood predicts mental illness in adolescence and adulthood.  CAPTN trial results are intended to improve care for mentally ill youth by giving physicians greater understanding of the treatments they use.

NIMH-sponsored mental health research being conducted across the U.S. that are currently recruiting participants:

Anxiety Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Eating Disorders

Other current studies:

Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge (description of current research)(click here to volunteer)

Forensic Psychiatry Research Society

The Aims of this organization include:

  1. To increase co-operation and collaboration between those with an interest in forensic psychiatry research.
  2. To provide a foundation on which to influence national priority setting for research into forensic psychiatry.
  3. To support those in the early stages of their careers in academic forensic psychiatry.
  4. To facilitate the translation of research findings in forensic psychiatry into practice.