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Developmental Psychiatry Research Group

Department of Psychology
 

Developmental Research

Current Studies


The Developmental Psychiatry Research Lab is currently recruiting for four studies, the Choline During Pregnancy Study, Infancy Study, Childhood Onset Schizophrenia Study, and a Preschool Study. Please read and learn about each study below.

Choline During Pregnancy Study for Pregnant Women with Mental Illness 

Choline During Pregnancy Study for Pregnant Women with Mental Illness

The purpose of this study is to look at the differences in brain development between babies who are and are not given choline supplements in-utero and after birth and how genetics may play a role in these differences. This study is currently recruiting women who are 12 weeks along in their pregnancy and have been diagnosed with a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, or schizoaffective disorder. Participation in this study begins during pregnancy and lasts until the baby is 18 months old. 

Infancy Study 

Infancy Study

This study begins when your baby is approximately one month old and lasts until your child is 18 months old. This study examines the differences between groups with and without a history of mental illness.

Childhood Onset Schizophrenia Study  

Childhood Onset Schizophrenia Study

This study focuses on school-age children between the ages of 6 years to 15 years of age who may be at risk for developing schizophrenia or have been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Preschool Study  

Preschool Study

Families who have previously participated in our infancy study are being asked to return when their children are preschool age to participate in a follow-up study. This study begins when the child is approximately two and a half years of age and last through the child's fifth birthday.