Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Mood Disorders Research Program at Ben Taub Hospital


About the Research Program


The Mood Disorders Research Program at Ben Taub is dedicated to testing novel treatments for Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Substance use disorders, and other neuropsychiatric illnesses. The program has a focus on psychopharmacology through many Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4 drug trials. Other collaborative research studies in this program use a variety of creative research techniques such as survey data collection, neuroimaging, and neurocognitive biological marker assessments. Goals of the program include developing improved treatment techniques and educational research enrichment in the behavioral medicine field.

Learn about various research volunteer opportunities and how you can participate.

Meet Our Team

About Our Research Studies


Our primary areas of study include major depressive disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, tardive dyskinesia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorder, suicidality, and psychopharmacology. Many of our studies are testing new clinical drugs and apps that may improve the quality of life for you or your loved ones if other treatment options are not as effective as you would like. Our other research studies may also provide valuable information on prevention or treatment plans that are not widely used or studied. Your participation in our research studies will greatly contribute to the behavioral medicine field. The safety of research participants is our top priority. Our team always tries our best to accommodate potential patients because we value your time. All of our studies provide compensation for your time and travel.

Please note the following requirements to participate in our research clinical trials:

  • A diagnosis- which varies according to the study: example- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), schizophrenia, tardive dyskinesia, or bipolar disorder
  • Age between 18 and 65 years old
  • No current alcohol or substance abuse
  • No unstable medical or neurological illnesses
  • Willingness to obtain copies of medical records from treating and previous treatment teams if necessary

Please contact us at (346) 266- 8167 or (713) 873-5145.

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