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    I have Schizophrenia & would like to help in a medical study
    An_215628 posted:
    Both my siblings & atleast one of my parents has Schizophrenia. My uncle was never formally diagnosed, but it seems he may have had it too. None of my siblings take any medication for it, and exhibit most of the traits of S. I have had the problems associated with S since about 10 years old, maybe 11. In my teens things went up and down, not so bad. After some very stressful events about age 20, it really came out in me. Now in my 40's, I am feeling the full effects of S. It's very scary, and I've been seeking help.

    Are there any good studies on S going on that I could participate in? I'm a non smoker/drinker/drug user & lived a very healthy lifestyle. It would help me to contribute to a study. I can travel anywhere in the U.S., I am not tied down by any family.

    I wonder if anyone on WebMD has been involved in any medical study, and if so what I should expect? And do the doctors like someone altruistic like me or are they just 'searching for guinea pigs' for their studies?

    larsstarscanary responded:
    It took them 11 years to find the right medication for me--I think that was study enough!

    I hope you get to feel better soon.

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