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Featured Studies

Featured studies include only those currently recruiting participants. They are listed according to the date they were added to the registry, with the most recent studies appearing first.

  • Determining Metabolic Effects of Valproate and Antipsychotic Therapy.
    Interventional study. This study will determine the metabolic processes responsible for high levels of blood glucose, metabolism disorders, and weight gain in people with schizophrenia who have been treated with antipsychotic medications in combination with valproate. Ages 18-60. Location in St. Louis, MO.
  • Screening for Childhood-Onset Psychotic Disorders.
    Evaluation study. The purpose of this study is to screen and evaluate children with psychotic disorders to establish or confirm their diagnosis and to collect data about their condition. Ages 5 and over. Location in Bethesda, MD.
  • Brain Tissue Collection for Neuropathological Studies.
    Evaluation study. The purpose of this study is to collect and study the brain tissue of deceased individuals to learn more about the nervous system and mental disorders. Locations in Washington, DC; Bethesda, MD; Fairfax, VA.
  • Genetic Study of Schizophrenia.
    Evaluation study. This large ongoing study at NIMH investigates the neurobiology of schizophrenia by identifying susceptibility genes, evaluating their impact on brain function to better understand how to treat and prevent this illness. Ages 18 and over. Location in Bethesda, MD.

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