Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder affecting approximately one percent of the population.
Symptoms include hallucinations (for example, hearing voices that no one else can hear), delusions (such as believing that others are cheating or spying on them), disorganized and illogical thinking (the individual may appear confused or incoherent), and flat facial expressions, limited body language, and monotonal speech. Cognitive symptoms may include poor decision-making and difficulty paying attention. Schizophrenia can also impact short-term memory, and the individual may feel there’s no pleasure or interest in their daily lives.
The causes of schizophrenia are still unknown, so the only treatments at this time focus on alleviating symptoms through medication and associated social and vocational support.
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research conducts clinical trials of investigative medications for the treatment of schizophrenia. Qualified adults 18 years or older participating in a trial may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel, study-related medical and psychological evaluations, and the investigative study medication at no cost.
If you have experienced some or all of the symptoms described and would like to volunteer for a study, or if you know someone suffering from schizophrenia who may want to volunteer, please send us your request using the Join a Study form, or call us toll-free at 855-DoStudies (855.367.8834).