Psychiatric disorders are mental illnesses that cause disability of the mind. People with these diseases present a pattern of behavioral or psychological symptoms that impact multiple life areas or create distress for the person experiencing these symptoms. Mental disorders are defined by a combination of how a person feels, acts, thinks or perceives.
Feinstein Institute researchers study a number of psychiatric disorders that include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Tourette syndrome and depression. They are developing new technologies that can enhance access, quality of care and outcomes while increasing cost effectiveness. They are also exploring new ways to identify these illnesses early and are finding new treatments for adolescents and young adults at risk for developing these disorders.
Feinstein Institute investigators who study psychiatric disorders include Michael L. Birnbaum; Eric H. Chang; Daniel J. Coletti; Barbara A. Cornblatt; Christoph U. Correll; Stephen L. Dewey; Betty Diamond; Vivian Kafantaris; John M. Kane; David J. Langer; Todd Lencz; Anil Malhotra; Paul J. Mattis; Ashesh Mehta; George Petrides; Anthony Pinto; Delbert G. Robinson and Keith M. Shafritz.