We promote mission of the University of Cambridge to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Our particular focus is on the determinants of mental health conditions, their treatments and the promotion of mental health.

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The Department of Psychiatry is part of the School of Clinical Medicine in the University of Cambridge. It is an internationally leading centre of research in academic psychiatry over the life course, including neuroscience, developmental psychiatry,  intellectual disabilities, old age and epidemiological research

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We offer two programs for prospective graduates, a Ph.D. (or M.D.) program and a research-based M.Phil.

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We publish research into psychiatric disorders with international impact in leading peer-reviewed academic Journals.

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Latest News

Learning disabilities and poor quality care: evidence of absence or absence of evidence?

April 22, 2015

There has been a longstanding concern that people with learning disabilities receive lower quality hospital care. The government report ‘Health…

Development of brain connections altered in autism.

April 14, 2015

White matter, the part of the brain consisting largely of nerve bundles connecting cortical areas, develops with a specific trajectory over…

Antidepressants and the adolescent brain – a review

March 30, 2015

The Journal of Psychopharmacology recently published a review in which Dr Lesley Cousins and Professor Ian Goodyer discussed the impact…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award