The Future of Medicine Precision Medicine Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry
Our Precision Medicine Centers are aimed at bringing clinicians and researchers together to study how best to get the right treatments to the right patients at the right times. Disease categories are heterogenous, and the Centers aim to break out more homogenous subtypes of illness. The hope is that these illness subtypes will be differentially responsive to various available treatments. Or perhaps a given subtype will suggest a new treatment development opportunity.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research is leading the way in exploring innovative treatments using psilocybin. The molecular structure of psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in 'magic mushrooms,' allows it to penetrate the central nervous system. The scientific and medical experts are just beginning to understand its effects on the brain and mind and its potential as therapeutics for mental illnesses. Backed by $55 million in funding, researchers build on previous work and expand research on psychedelics for illness and wellness.
Meet Our ExpertsSupport for Young Adults Grappling with Mental Health Struggles
Jennifer Coughlin and Ana Soule aim to fill a gap in specialized services available to young adults by providing comprehensive consulations toward getting patients successfully back to health.
Education and Research
The depth of our clinical expertise and the breadth of our research programs allow us to train the next generation of psychiatrists and scientists to be clinical and research leaders.
Knowledge to Cure & Prevent
Our clinical research programs range from efficacy and treatment-response studies to clinical trials and epidemiology.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital is top ranked in Psychiatry, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–24 Best Hospitals list.
Understanding Anorexia Nervosa
Angela Guarda, M.D., and her team of researchers are working to understand anorexia nervosa and its addictive nature so they can improve the treatment process.
Huntington Disease and Its Effects
Dr. Jee Bang and her research team are currently running numerous clinical studies on Huntington’s disease. The studies involve testing new experimental drugs that treat symptoms, all while looking for new targets for therapeutics.
Mind and MoodRecognizing and Getting Help for Mood Disorders
It can be hard to distinguish between a bad mood or exhaustion and actual depression because the symptoms can be similar. While the word "depression" often brings to mind images of extreme sadness or inactivity, the mood changes related to depression are often more subtle than that.
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