Through research and clinical trials, we are able to learn more about the factors involved in psychological and behavioral disorders, and to identify new treatment options and interventions for patients.
The Division of Psychiatry at Children’s National Medical Center conducts clinical trials involving children and adolescents ages 6-17 with the following conditions:
The Benefits of Research for Patient Care
Researchers on the top floors of the hospital in the Children’s Research Institute study the diseases facing our children and deliver findings and innovative models of care downstairs to the clinical floors. Research in the hospital makes the translation of research findings to practice much simpler — the most advanced therapies are available sooner for patients.
The clinical staff in the Division of Psychiatry has extensive experience in recruitment and retention in clinical trials as well as a high rate of minority study participants. The division sees and treats children and teenagers for clinical trials averaging 1 to 10 study visits per week depending on the number of active studies.
To learn about current clinical trials and how to enroll your child, speak with a member of your child’s care team.
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