Sunday, 15 June 2014

Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre 

Needs Your Help!


Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC) at the University of Melbourne, is undertaking leading clinical research in psychiatric illness. Our goal is to understand the biological basis of disorders that emerge in childhood and adolescence, including psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. We seek to understand the pattern and timing of both brain and behavioural changes that occur as these disorders emerge and become established. This research will promote early detection and diagnosis and provide new ways to improve treatment.
You can help us by participating as a healthy volunteer in one or multiple research studies conducted at MNC.
                                           
What is involved:

       Brain Imaging (MRI scan)
       Clinical and cognitive assessments
       Biospecimen sample (blood, saliva) collection (some studies only)

You may be eligible to volunteer if:

       You are aged between 15-65 years of age
       You have never had a mental illness
       None of your first-degree relatives have psychosis or schizophrenia
       You are fluent in English
       You have lived in Melbourne for the past year
       Other eligibility criteria may apply

What are the benefits:
       Results from this study may help to improve treatment of patients experiencing psychosis in the future
       You will be reimbursed for your time and travel expenses

All projects have been approved by the Melbourne Health Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID 2012.069, 2009.614, 2010.133, 2012.066, 2012.069). For further information please contact MNC research staff at: mnc-research@unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8 395 8133