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Research - Psychotic Disorders

The Psychotic Disorders Research Program is interested in the study and treatment of adult patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The clinical and translational studies include trials of novel treatments and studies of cognition, genetics, imaging, and neurochemistry. The basic research includes microdialysis and behavioral studies.

Director:  Stephan Heckers, MD


1. Improving Outcome in Schizophrenia Through Identification of Genetic Risk Factors

2. Neuroimaging studies of psychotic disorders

3. The diagnosis of psychotic disorders

4. The diagnosis and treatment of catatonia


  • Yeujin Chen, M.D.
  • Jeffrey Stovall, M.D.
  • Terako Amison, MD
  • Neil Woodward, Ph.D. 


  • Kristan Armstrong
  • Andrew Luksik

Department of Psychiatry  |  Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital  |  1601 23rd Ave. S.  |  Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 936-3555  |  Fax:  (615) 343-8400 (fax)

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