Within the Department of Neuroscience research related to psychiatry has its focus on investigating factors relevant for psychiatric morbidity. The research group holds a wide variety of competence, and most members have substantial clinical experience.

There is broad expertise in research methods, from preclinical and experimental methods, to methods used in clinical studies. This includes, but is not limited to methods for evaluation of psychiatric symptomatology and methods used in genetic and proteomic research.

This wide knowledge base allows clinically relevant research on many levels. The ultimate goal of the research is to improve psychiatric health. This requires optimal definitions of psychiatric states optimal diagnostic procedures and subsequently best available and evidence based care and treatments. All of this shall be based on up-to-date knowledge of the enigmas of the nervous system.

Individual projects are described in the left margin of this site.

WoMHeR – Women's Mental Health during the Reproductive lifespan
WoMHeR is a center focusing on key research issues regarding women’s mental health that was established at Uppsala University in 2019. WoMHeR aims at being a unique, strategically relevant, interdisciplinary research center, with focus on the contemporary global increase in mental health problems, especially among women. Read more on WoMHeRs web page.

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Assistant Head of Department for Psychiatry:
Professor Lisa Ekselius

Lisa Ekselius

Professor at Department of Neuroscience, Ekselius: Psychiatry

Mobile phone:
+46 70 6555475