NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
National Institute of Mental Health (NUDZ) originated from Prague Psychiatric Centre on 1st January 2015 and is located in Klecany, Czech Republic. The establishment of a new modern centre oriented on research and clinical care was made possible by a project financed by the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation. NUDZ is meant to become a national reference institution in the field of mental health.
NUDZ programme is focused on researching neurobiological mechanisms that lead to the development of severe mental disorders (schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and stress reactions). Research also includes the development and testing of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Our approach is based upon the interconnection of methods of molecular biology, animal modelling and clinical research and testing.
NUDZ is also a training base for medical students of the Third Faculty of Medicine at the Charles University in Prague and for other master and postgraduate programmes (psychology, neurosciences, biology, sociology, epidemiology etc.).