RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED!

Study

BIPOLAR-SCHIZOPHRENIA NETWORK FOR INTERMEDIATE PHENOTYPES

Principal Investigators

Elliot S. Gershon, M.D.
Sarah Keedy, Ph.D.

Study Summary

The overall goal of this study is to test for biological traits of psychosis that may be related to disorders ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder. In addition, we wish to examine whether these biological traits may be genetically inherited.

WHO DO WE NEED FOR THE STUDY?

People ages 18-60 diagnosed with at least one of the following:

  • Schizophrenia

  • Schizoaffective disorder

  • Bipolar disorder or with psychotic features

  • Depression with psychotic features

    psychotic features: symptoms such as hallucinations, hearing voices or seeing things that others cannot

    OR

    People ages 18-60 with NO HISTORY of

  • Psychiatric disorders

  • Neurologic disorders

  • Problems with drugs or alcohol

    Participants will undergo clinical interview, cognitive testing, self-report questionnaires, one-time blood-draw to study DNA, EEG, Eye Tracking Movement recording and fMRI testing.

    You will receive a confidential, no-cost, evaluation to see if you qualify to enter. If eligible, you will receive a full clinical assessment at no cost.


    Duration of study

    Three study visits. First visit will take about 5 hours, other two between 4-5 hours.

    Compensation

    Up to a maximum of $360.00 which includes $10 per visit travel reimbursement

    Contact

    Cognition-Emotion Neuroscience Laboratory
    Call: (773) 834-0222
    Email: CENSL@bsd.uchicago.edu

    You can download study brochures here:
  • For Healthy Subjects
  • For Patient Subjects



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