Are you interested in getting involved
in our research?
“My parents and I were able to participate in
the University of Pittsburgh’s Gene Study group about 1998.
The initial interview with their field worker (who later
wrote the back cover comments for my book) was
intellectually stimulating; it made me think deeper about
this illness I have. I had already begun writing my book
that took until 2010 to finalize. Participating in the
study group improved my self-esteem about being well. It
further motivated me to want to help others to understand
this illness with my book successfully written, as well as
and beyond my participation in the study. Their occasional
newsletters have given me information on what they have
learned in the study, which has enabled me to understand
myself better. Also in recovery, my lifetime goal remains
through my book and other efforts; to help teach others what
this illness is capable of doing to a person, about the
implications for society, and how to find wellness.”
In The Grip of Paranoid Schizophrenia:
One Man's Metamorphosis through
If you want to be a part of our project we welcome all
inquiries. You can contact any member of our staff for information
or call toll free at 1-877-363-5895 (Schizophrenia) or
1-800-994-5895 (Bipolar disorder). Below
you will find information on our various research studies.
We currently have two main studies
focusing on schizophrenia. Because of the nature of
genetics research, some of our studies focus on specific
ethnic groups or family types. We are also seeking
healthy controls (people with no history of mental health or
substance abuse issues) for these studies. More
information on each study can be found below.
families with two
or more first-degree relatives (i.e., siblings, or
parent/child) affected with
schizophrenia are invited to participate.
participants must be 14+ years old, unaffected must be 18+
is a collaborative study being conducted in
conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania.
This study examines genetic
causes of schizophrenia and the relationship between
schizophrenia and cognitive functioning.