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Research Activities

Research Projects of the Republican Research and Practice Mental Health Center

For your convenience, we have grouped the results of research activities in accordance with the name of the division which carried out the research activities.

The key research activity of our research department is the implementation of research and practice projects.

Projects in progress:

  • “To study bio-psycho-social mechanisms of the development of suicidal behavior and to develop the methods for the provision of specialized medical and psychological aid to the persons with a high risk of suicide.”
  • “To detect the predictors for the development of neurodegenerative process in case of Alzheimer’s disease with a view to improving the approach for differential diagnostics and treatment.”
  • “To study the autoimmune and neurotrophic factors in case of childhood autism.”
  • “To develop and implement a set of computer programs for psychophysiological examination of the staff of Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant on the basis of standard indices of psychophysiological functions.”
  • “To develop and implement a logistic model of medical and social rehabilitation of the patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.”
  • “To develop and implement the method of comprehensive medical rehabilitation of the patients with the alcohol dependence syndrome using work therapy at a medical labour center.”
  • “To develop and implement the method of medical prevention of alcohol consumption among teenagers using a regular family therapy.”
  • “To develop and implement the method for treatment of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome using hyperbaric oxygen therapy.”
  • “To develop and implement the method for treatment of pharmacoresistant epilepsy with the help of autologous mesenchymal stem cells. The method is based on the determination of new neuroimaging, immunological and neurophysiological predictors (biomarkers) of the functional state of the brain.”
  • “To develop and implement the method for medical rehabilitation of the patients sentenced to compulsory inpatient treatment.”
  • “To develop a comprehensive medical prevention and rehabilitation program for young persons, who consume psychoactive substances.”
  • “To study the efficacy and safety of a combined use of electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation in treatment of the patients with resistant depressive disorders.”

Completed projects:

  • “To develop and implement the indices for the assessment of quality of remission and prevention of relapses in case of epilepsy.”
  • “To develop the proposal for the optimization of the use of psychoactive drugs.”
  • “To develop and implement the method for the detection and treatment of computer addiction in teenagers and young people of the Republic of Belarus.”
  • “To develop and implement the comprehensive method of electroconvulsive therapy with an increased cerebroprotection for treatment of mental and behavioral disorders.”
  • “To develop and implement the method of early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in the patients with light cognitive disorders of unknown etiology and to implement this method in routine practice of mental and neurological health care providers.”
  • “To develop and implement the complex of methods for the psychophysiological examination of the staff of the nuclear power plant with a view to ensuring a safe professional activity.”
  • “To study the characteristics of attention and memory functions in adults depending on their age and to adjust the pathopsychological methods for their study with a view to improving the quality of diagnostics of cognitive disorders.”
  • “The molecular diagnostics of the predisposition to autism associated with a metallothionein metabolic disorder and microelement imbalance.”
  • “To study the spread of game addiction among the citizens of the Republic of Belarus.”
  • “The psychological diagnostics of computer addiction among the youth of the Republic of Belarus.”
  • “To develop the system of social and psychological rehabilitation of people with psychoactive substance dependency.”
  • “The link between the genetic polymorphism of DNA methylation system and clinical variants of schizophrenia.”
  • “To develop and implement the procedure for a psychosocial follow-up of the target groups of alcohol abusers, who encounter negative effects of alcohol abuse.”
  • “The detection of genetic markers of risk for alcoholism using DNA biochips.”
  • “To develop and implement the method of clinical differential diagnostics of the synthetic cannabinoid dependence syndrome and the effect of the use of synthetic cannabinoids.”
  • “The study of the pathogenetic mechanisms of the development of suicidal behavior and the development of a prognostic model for the assessment of the risk of suicide in the patients with mood disorders and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.”
  • “To develop and implement the program for the assessment of the influence of medical and genetic traits of alcohol abusers to the efficacy of alcoholism prevention and treatment.”
  • “To develop and implement the method for the assessment of risk factors and preventive measures for alcohol abuse and its negative effects in teenage girls.”
  • “To develop and implement the methods for neurocognitive rehabilitation of schizophrenia patients.”
  • “The differentiated approaches to the prevention of alcohol dependence in young people.”
  • “The differentiated approaches to ensuring the prevention of alcohol dependence in young people of the Republic of Belarus.”
  • “To develop and implement the methods of transcranial magnetic therapy into a combined therapy for epilepsy.”
  • “To study the peculiarities of neurophysiological mechanisms of the brain activity in the patients with organic non-psychic disorders using coherent analysis of EEG and to develop a new approach to the detection of these diseases.”
  • “The up-to-date diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of the patients with mental disorders associated with radiation exposure.”
  • “The social and psychological mechanisms of suicidal behavior in teenagers and young people, who live in megapolises (by the example of Minsk and Saint-Petersburg).”
  • “To develop the methods for the calculation of the state expenditures associated with excessive drinking and alcohol abuse in the Republic of Belarus.”
  • “The development of the program for the prevention of the use of psychoactive substances by the elementary school children.”
  • “The psychosocial problems of labour migration and adaptation of ethnic migrants.”
  • “To develop and implement the methods of multidisciplinary approach to diagnostics of autism spectrum disorders in children and provision of regular care to them.”
  • “To develop a new procedure for the treatment of the patients with anxiety and depressive disorders and to assess the social and economic effects of its use.”
  • “To develop and implement the methods for psychological rehabilitation of the patients receiving polychemotherapy.”
  • “To develop the criteria of clinical and social functioning of intravenous drug users with various stages of HIV infections, to assess their life quality and maladaptation.”
  • “The aspects of early alcohol abuse: genetic, clinical and biological and psychosocial preconditions for the development of alcoholism in teenagers and young people.”
  • “The group, play, hypno-suggestive and family therapy for treatment of alcohol dependence in young people.”
  • “To develop and implement the procedure for the transplantation of autologous mesenchymal stem cells induced in a neurogenic direction with a view to treating symptomatic epilepsy.”
  • “To develop and implement the comprehensive program for the prevention of alcohol abuse among young people.”