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Genetics of Recurrent Early-Onset Depression
University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Study: Genetics of Recurrent Early-Onset Depression
We are searching for genes which cause depression. The study will create a DNA collection to permit qualified scientists to search for depression-related genes. This is the largest psychiatric genetics study ever attempted - we need more than 750 families with at least two siblings who have experienced major depression.
Study: Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia
The study will create a DNA collection to permit qualified scientists to search for schizophrenia-related genes. We need 400 families with at least two siblings who have experienced schizophrenia.
http://depressiongenetics.med.upenn.edu - 29-Oct-2001 - Hits: 1618 - Rate This | Details
Cannabis is Linked to Schizophrenia in Predisposed Individuals
Research into why cannibas should or should not be considered good for schizophrenia.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/cannabis-may-cause-schizophrenia-like-brain-changes/00012781 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 623 - Rate This | Details
Consortium on the Genetics of Schizphrenia (COGS)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has joined forces with medical schools across the country including Harvard, UCSD, UCLA, Mount Sinai, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Univ. of Washington, and the Univ. of Colorado. Through this collaborative research project, they hope to learn more about the genetic basis of schizophrenia. They have completed Phase I of the COGS study and have now begun Phase II.Phase II is now focus on enrolling 2,000 additional patients with schizophrenia and 1,000 community comparison subjects.
http://www.schizophreniaresearch.net - 8-Jun-2004 - Hits: 517 - Rate This | Details
NIMH - Schizophrenia Clinical Trials
Featured studies include only those currently recruiting participants. They are listed according to the date they were added to the ClinicalTrials.gov registry, with the most recent studies appearing first.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/trials/schizophrenia.shtml - 29-Dec-2005 - Hits: 685 - Rate This | Details
NIMH Genetic Study of Schizophrenia
If you or someone in your family is 18 years old or older and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (depressed type), you may be able to participate in a genetic study that looks for genes in families.
In order for family members to participate, the person with schizophrenia must be willing and able to participate. Eligible family members participate in an interview and contribute a sample of blood for genetic analysis. If you have schizophrenia, and if possible, your sibling, you may qualify to participate in this study. There is no change in medication involved.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/labs-at-nimh/join-a-study/trials/adult-studies/the-nimh-genetic-study-of-schizophrenia.shtml - 6-Feb-2002 - Hits: 943 - Rate This | Details