Psychiatry and psychology research at Mayo Clinic focuses on clinical research and the development of intervention guidelines for patients with mental, addictive and emotional disorders.

Researchers collaborate across disciplines to develop new treatments, improve clinical outcomes and identify ways to help patients and families cope with the effects of mental health conditions. Many research projects emphasize clinical involvement and efforts that translate directly into better patient care. Research is conducted at all three Mayo Clinic campuses in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Research teams within the department have a range of focus areas, including:

  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Pain rehabilitation
  • Addiction treatment
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Aging-related conditions
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Neurocognitive assessment and treatment
  • Integrated care programs

Major clinical programs include the Mayo Clinic Psychiatric Hospital, Mayo Clinic Depression Center and the Pain Rehabilitation Center.

The department also offers psychiatry and psychology training in several specialties for postdoctoral fellows and residents.