Washington University School of Medicine

Psychosis-Risk Outcomes Network (ProNET) - Currently Enrolling

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY?

Mental illness affects many individuals and often begins to develop in adolescence or young adulthood. The primary purpose of the ProNET study is to improve the identification of youth at-risk for developing psychosis and to better understand why some young people are more likely to develop psychosis. This research aims to increase understanding of mental health concerns in young people and how to prevent the development of a more serious mental illness. WERC is one of 26 international sites involved in the ProNET study.

WHO IS NEEDED?

Individuals ages 12-30 who meet criteria for a psychosis-risk syndrome. You may be eligible if you have noticed a recent change in your thinking, behavior, or experiences, such as:

  • Confusion about what is real or imaginary
  • Feeling not in control of your own thoughts
  • Feeling suspicious or paranoid
  • Hearing sounds or seeing things that may not be there
  • Having trouble communicating clearly

WHAT IS INVOLVED IF I PARTICIPATE?

Participants will be seen at nine visits over a two-year period. The first visit will consist of a screening to determine if you are eligible for the study. You would then complete several assessments, including:

  • Clinical interviews focusing on questions about different experiences and symptoms, as well as your daily life, such as your friendships, school, or work.
  • Biological assessments, including brain MRI, EEG, saliva and blood testing.
  • Cognitive testing focusing on memory, attention, concentration, and learning

WILL I BE COMPENSATED?

Participants will receive $30/hour for their time and effort.

WHERE WILL THE STUDY TAKE PLACE?

Washington University in St. Louis and virtually via Zoom.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:

Daniel Mamah, MD, MPE

IF INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING, PLEASE CONTACT:

Carli Ryan, MSW
314-362-5216
carli.ryan@wustl.edu

Take our screener if you think you might be eligible, and our research team will reach out to you