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Hospital seeks schizophrenia study participants

New Britain [April 26 2011] - For information on this study, please call (860) 224-5597, and ask for Alison

Diagnosed with schizophrenia and previous trouble with the law? You are not alone. If this is you or someone you know, then learn about the PRIDE study—a research study especially for people diagnosed with schizophrenia who have had trouble with the law.

This study at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is testing the benefits of a long-acting, once-monthly injection vs. a daily pill in treating schizophrenia. You may qualify for the PRIDE Study if you:

• Are 18 to 65 years of age
• Have been diagnosed with schizophrenia
• Have been released from jail, prison, or other physical setting utilized by the local criminal justice system, within the past two years.
• Have had trouble with the law in the past 90 days (incarceration or other problem).
• Have a way you can be contacted.
• Have an address or phone number where you can be reached
• Have a person (family member, friend, case manager, probation/parole officer) who is familiar with your daily activities. If you cannot be reached, this person must agree to update the study staff about any changes in your life.

By participating in the PRIDE Study, you will
• Take a more active role in your own health care
• Receive study medication at no cost
• Receive study-related medical care at no cost
• Possibly help yourself and others by contributing to medical research

If you think you qualify and would like to find out more, please contact HCC’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Research Center, (860) 224-5597, and ask for Alison.

Contact: Nancy Martin, (860) 224-5900, X4366

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