Current Research Areas

Mood Lifters

Research suggests that, despite a large need for treatment, many individuals are unable to access mental health care and, of those who do, only about 20% receive evidence-based treatment. Dr. Patricia Deldin created Mood Lifters in 2014 to address the growing demand for mental health care. Mood Lifters is a 15-week, peer-led, evidence-based program that has shown significant reductions in depression and anxiety symptoms of participants. Currently, the program is being adapted for several populations: children and adolescents. Current upcoming trials include: Mood Lifters for Bipolar Disorder, Mood Lifters for Graduate Students and Mood Lifters for Young Professionals. The program has already been adapted for undergraduates, athletes, parents of children in palliative care, seniors, and it is offered in American Sign Language! If you are interested in learning more about Mood Lifters, check out our website:

Neuroscience of Mood and Psychotic illnesses

We have a longstanding interest in understanding the psychophysiological aspects of psychosis and affect across the spectrum of Mood and Psychotic illnesses. We are collaborating with multiple labs in the psychiatry department (e.g. MiSCAN Lab and Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program) on studies using electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) methods to study neural correlates of bipolar disorder and psychosis spectrum disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder)

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