Schizophrenia

 MAPrc’s researchers are currently working on a number of projects investigating new treatment methods for people experiencing schizophrenia

The following projects are currently recruiting participants. Please contact us if you wish to receive futher information or take part in a project.


 
 
Adjunctive SERM Hormone Treatment for Men and Women with Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
Men and women who are 18 and over, with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, are invited to take part in a 12-week adjunctive treatment study that is underway in Melbourne. Hormones are known to play a role in the expression of schizophrenia and related disorders. The Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre is investigating whether a medication that targets hormone receptors in the brain, when taken in combination with regular antipsychotic medication, can better improve psychotic symptoms, mood and cognitive functioning. Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel can be negotiated. For further details click here or contact Amelia Arnold on (03) 9076 6589 or via email amelia.arnold@monash.edu
 
National Register for Antipsychotics in Pregnancy (NRAMP)
An observational study aimed at evaluating the safety of antipsychotic medications for mothers and babies during pregnancy. NRAMP aims to develop evidence-based guidelines for the best use and effect of antipsychotic medications during pregnancy, birth, and postnatal phase, thereby assisting healthcare professionals and women with mental illness to make informed decisions about appropriate treatment options and encourage safer outcomes for mother and baby.For further information or to find out how to take part in the study click here or contact Ms Alisa Turbic on 9076 6591 or email maprc-nramp@monash.edu 
 
EVestG (ElectrovestibuloGraphy)
We are currently trialling a new technique, EVestG (ElectrovestibuloGraphy) which is being investigated as a possible objective method for diagnosing participants with Schizophrenia.  For further information click here or contact MAPrc on 9076 6564 or email maprc@monash.edu 
 
SAVVy: Smartphone-Assisted coping focused interVention for Voices
We are investigating the effects of a short psychological therapy which aims to help people cope with distressing voice hearing experiences. This therapy involves four face-to-face sessions with a therapist along-side the use of a smartphone app between sessions. Participants will be allocated to receive the therapy or a control group who will not receive the therapy. For more information, please visit the trial website (www.savvyresearchtrial.com) or contact Imogen Bell on (03) 9076 6564 or savvyresearchtrial@gmail.com

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