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IUPDP offers studies for individuals with psychotic disorders including Psychosis NOS, Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform, and Schizoaffective disorders. IUPDP performs a variety of research studies that include surveys and questionnaires, medication trials, brain imaging, and genetic repositories.
A clinical trial is a study that is done under the careful supervision of a physician and research professionals. The participants/volunteers are people like you. Information may be collected through interviews, questionnaires, blood tests, or other procedures.
Medication trials are usually conducted in four phases (1, II, III, IV).
In phase I, investigational medications are tested in a small group of people to evaluate its safety and identify side effects. (IUPDP currently does not conduct Phase I trials.)
In phase II, the investigational medications are available to a population of people to see if it is effective.
In phase III, the medication is introduced into an even larger population to compare with other treatments and confirm effectiveness.
In phase IV, trials help gather additional information about the medication’s risks, benefits, and optimal use.
IUPDP conducts medication trials in phases II, III, and IV.
All clinical trials are pre-approved by the United States government Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and also under the watchful eye of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
IRBs are committees who make sure that you are treated fairly and without unnecessary risks. The IRB must approve every trial.
Volunteers must sign a form indicating consent before participating. Every effort is made to keep your information confidential.
Participating in research is beneficial to volunteers for several reasons:
Every volunteer is important!
Research helps to develop new drugs to help fight disease and illness.
Your participation helps yourself and others like you live better lives.
You will receive excellent medical care and may receive study procedures at no cost.
You will be compensated monetarily for your time.
Research staff will help you find medical care, if needed, after you leave the study.
If you are interested, we can keep you informed of additional studies you might be qualified for.
Ask to join our contact database today!
When participating in research at IUPDP, you can expect the following:
Research staff will explain the study and answer your questions.
If you would like to participate, you will sign a form indicating your consent.
A physician will review your medical history and the research team will determine if you are qualified to be in the study.
You are free to discontinue studies at any time and volunteering does not affect clinical treatment.
- If you choose to discontinue the study, please let the research staff know. The research team can help guide you on discontinuing treatment and provide recommendations for future treatment.
If you are interested in research at IUPDP, please visit our contact page or call the study line at 317-274-0474.