illnesses such as schizophrenia can cause severe disturbances in a
person’s mood, beliefs, and perceptions. They are very common, afflicting
over 1% of adults world wide. We are doing research to find out why people get
these illnesses. In particular, we are trying to identify the genetic and
environmental factors that may make a person more likely to become ill.
If we are able to
better understand what causes these illnesses, this knowledge may lead to:
with fewer side effects and possibly,
Prevention of the
This study is
sponsored by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. It has
become clear that a large number of participants are required for the research
to be useful. To succeed, we need you to help by participating in the study.
You and your family members are the most important partners in this research.
Please read on to find out if your family might be eligible, and what
participation would mean to you.
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