Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

RCSI is leading world-class research to help understand how our brains and the nervous system work. Our aim is to find new therapies and strategies to treat and prevent some of the most debilitating neurological and psychiatric conditions.

We are the host institution of FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases.

Our impact

Neuroscience and psychiatric research at RCSI encompasses the full spectrum of research, with an emphasis on disorders such as epilepsy and stroke, neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Pioneering research

Building on world-leading pre-clinical and clinical research into epilepsy and motor neurone disease, RCSI leads the SFI research centre FutureNeuro. It aims to improve the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of chronic and rare neurological diseases that affect 700,000 people in Ireland and to to advance our understanding of how the brain works.

Our expertise

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Interested in a career in neurological and psychiatric disorder research at RCSI? View our list of available Postgraduate research projects.

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