Washington University School of Medicine

Research (Active, Enrolling)

Schizophrenia Brain Imaging Study

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY?

To better understand differences in brain connectivity between those with schizophrenia and those without this condition. Also, to better understand the genetics or inheritance of brain connectivity patterns.

WHO IS NEEDED?

Individuals 18-30 years old and schizophrenia.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IF I PARTICIPATE?

Duration: Two to three private sessions to be completed through throughout the course of a month. Total estimated time commitment 4-12 hours.

Tests/Procedures: Eight questionnaires and a computerized cognitive test, an MRI scan, and a saliva sample.

Risks: There are no known risks to subjects receiving MRI scans who meet our inclusion and exclusion criteria. There are no known risks to subjects completing cognitive tasks on the computer. Some of the questions in the interview are sensitive and could make someone uncomfortable.

Benefits: There are no medical or financial benefits for taking part in this study.

Compensation: $25 per hour for your time and participation in the assessments and MRI scanning.

WHERE WILL THE STUDY TAKE PLACE?

Washington University School of Medicine.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Daniel Mamah, MD, MPE

CONTACT INFORMATION

April Foster:
(314) 362-6952
foster.a@wustl.edu