Current Studies & Areas of Focus
Through the integration of research into clinical care, every youth seen in our clinics is provided an opportunity to participate in innovative, leading-edge treatment they cannot get in day-to-day clinical care. Research or studies are currently underway in the following areas:
We are testing the efficacy and safety of new interventions such as non-invasive brain stimulation, psychosocial interventions and virtual reality in youth with mental illness.
We are identifying risk factors for developing psychiatric disorders so we can identify and treat young people at an early stage of mental illness and prevent disorders from worsening.
Digital Technologies to Improve Care
We investigate new technology and digital strategies, including text messaging, mobile applications and e-health platforms, to improve treatment outcomes and promote recovery.
Improving Clinical Care and Health Systems
We are improving the delivery of timely, effective and appropriate services to young people with serious mental illness, understanding why young people become disengaged from treatment, and optimizing clinical care for this population.