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Volunteers Needed for Research Study on Psychiatric Illness in African Americans

What Should I Know?
We are interested in comparing attention, memory and problem solving abilities between people diagnosed with a psychiatric illness such as Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder along with those with no history of any psychiatric illness. Along with looking at these cognitive markers, we will be looking for brain and genetic markers of psychiatric illness with psychosis. We hope this research will someday help us find better ways of diagnosing and treating patients with a history of psychosis.

 Who Can Participate?

  • African Americans between the ages of 18-70 with a history of psychiatric illness with psychosis, such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder or Bipolar Disorder

  • African Americans between the ages of 18-70 without a history of psychiatric illness

What Do I Do?
Qualified participants will complete…

  • An interview

  • Computer test

  • MRI

  • Blood Sample

Where is it?
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
Institute of Living
200 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
 

You will be compensated for the parts of the study you complete

Who Can I Call to Participate?
If you have questions or would like to participate in the study please call Jennifer Barrett at 860-545-7808.

Links
Research Update
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Presentation at Yale 11/5/04
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