Current Studies


Call 646-774-8000 if you are interested in taking part in one of our research studies.

The DEPRESSION EVALUATION SERVICE (DES) conducts studies aimed at improving clinicians understanding and ability to treat depression. The DES conduct medication as well as non-medication based studies. Eligible participants receive free psychiatric evaluation and treatment of depressive disorders within the context of research studies. All research subjects must read and sign a consent form that describes the study procedures, risks, and potential benefits in detail. For more information about the consent process, please visit the site of the Institutional Review Board, which reviews research studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute to ensure the protection of human subject rights and welfare.

Current research studies at the DES focus on:

The effectiveness of bright lights and regulated sleep for the treatment of Depression

Wake Therapy and Lithium for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

Fourteen Weeks of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Depression

Ganaxolone for Post-Partum Depression

Lumateperone for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder