Mental Health Clinical Research Unit (MHCRU)
The Mental Health Clinical Research Unit (MHCRU) is located in the University Department of Psychological Medicine at Terrace House, and is a joint unit of the University Department and the Mental Health Division of the Canterbury District Health Board.
The Clinical Research Unit has been, and is, involved with a variety of research projects. Mostly these have been studies on depression, bipolar affective disorder (manic depression), bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa and social anxiety disorder (social phobia).
Current studies include a psychotherapy treatment trial in depression, a psychotherapy trial in people with bipolar disorder, a comparison of three psychotherapies for binge eating, a social anxiety disorder study and a study on the genetics of depression and personality.
Staff who work in the Unit include consultant psychiatrists, psychiatric registrars, clinical psychologists and psychiatric nurses. These clinical staff are well supported by reception, secretarial, administrative and research staff.
Clinical Research Newsletter
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