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

Antipsychotic drug use linked to slightly decreased brain volume in people with schizphrenia.

July 22, 2014

A new study has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in…

Men and women with autism found to show an extreme version of the typical male brain.

July 17, 2014

The largest ever psychological study of sex differences in adults with autism has found that both males and females with…

Cue reactivity in compulsive sexual behaviour is similar to drug addicts

July 15, 2014

A new study by researchers in the BCNI has found that individuals suffering from compulsive sexual behaviour (CSB) respond to sexually…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award