Schizophrenia Specialist

Community Clinical Research

Psychiatric Mental Health Care & Clinical Trials Center located in Austin, TX

The mission of Community Clinical Research in Austin, Texas, is to study the treatment options for mental health conditions, including schizophrenia. Principal investigator, David Brown, MD, and the medical team offer both inpatient and outpatient research studies and clinical trials that focus on the effects of new schizophrenia medications. The facility is fully equipped with the latest diagnostic and medical monitoring technology to ensure your safety throughout the trial, and the team works closely with you throughout your participation. Learn more about clinical trials for schizophrenia by calling Community Clinic Research or by requesting information online now.

Schizophrenia

What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that interferes with your perception of reality. The behaviors of schizophrenia negatively impact your daily life and ability to function or take care of yourself.

Common side effects of schizophrenia include:

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Disordered thinking
  • Abnormal movements
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm activities

The severity of your symptoms can vary over time. For some, schizophrenia symptoms can worsen at times and then go into remission, while others experience persistent symptoms.

What happens during a clinical trial for schizophrenia?

The Community Clinical Research staff offers both inpatient and outpatient clinical trials for the purpose of studying new drugs and treatments to ease symptoms of schizophrenia and keep the condition well-controlled.

The mental health team conducts studies on schizophrenia and the cognitive impairments involved in the condition. They also study new drugs that may improve mental function and prevent relapse and psychosis, a mental disorder that severely impairs emotions and thoughts.

Community Clinical Research conducts phase 1 trials of medications for schizophrenia and trials for treating acute exacerbation of schizophrenia symptoms at no cost to you.

What is involved in inpatient care for schizophrenia?

The Community Clinical Research facility offers 20 inpatient beds for those who are involved in inpatient research studies and clinical trials for schizophrenia. The center is comfortable, and a team of licensed mental health experts closely monitors patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Staff members use computerized technology for medication monitoring and have special treatment guidelines for the use of long-acting medication formulations. The psychiatrists and lab staff work together to accurately document and track your treatment results.

The psychiatry team evaluates your health through a comprehensive psychiatric assessment to determine if the current clinical trials are a good fit for your needs. This assessment can also assess whether you can participate in the trials on an outpatient or inpatient basis.

While in inpatient care, you can participate in organized activities, including day trips and movie nights, and enjoy both the dayroom and quiet room. Your personal health and safety are a top priority of the Community Clinical Research staff during your stay. The team also connects you with community resources and health professionals following your participation in a clinical trial to ensure you get the care you need to thrive.

To learn more about the clinical trials for schizophrenia at Community Clinical Research, call the clinic today or request more information online now.