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Opportunity to get involved with national psychosis research studies

CWP Early Intervention in psychosis services are helping recruit participants to two important national research studies which are looking to develop our understanding of psychosis and it’s causes; it is hoped this may lead in time to the development of new investigations and treatments for patients to help in their recovery. Participation in the studies is entirely voluntary and does not effect your normal care package in any way.

These are not medication studies.

The two studies are called SPRING and STRATA and you can find out more information by speaking to your care coordinator or using the contact details below.



Have you had symptoms of psychosis? If so, you may be interested in participating in our research study. We are trying to understand changes in the brain that might underlie the experiences you may have (such as hearing voices or unusual thoughts).

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for a link to the studies web page.

The study involves tests of memory and concentration and talking about experiences you may have. You would also have three different brain scans (including MRI and PET). This is not a drug study.

We would like to hear from you if you are 18 – 55 years old.

A fee will be paid for your time and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

For further information please contact us at:

SPRING Study Team

E-mail: spring_study@manchester.ac.uk

Phone: 0161 275 7426   or  07754 126284

Website: www.manchester.ac.uk/springstudy



Have you experienced psychosis? Aged 18-65?

We are looking for people to take part in our study looking at why some people respond to treatment and others don’t.

You would be asked to attend 3 appointments at our research centre. The study involves memory and attention tests, and you would also have two different brain scans (MRI and PET). This is not a drug study.

You will receive compensation for your time and inconvenience, and a picture of your brain if you would like one. Travel expenses provided.

If you are interested, and are not currently being treated with clozapine (clozaril) please contact the STRATA team:

E-mail: strata@manchester.ac.uk

Phone: 0161 306 7974  or  0161 306 7951


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