National Institutes of Health Sz Study

If you go out to the NIH website, you will find the opportunity to participate in a research study on Schizophrenia. NIH will pay your way to Bethesday Maryland to particpate in the study.

Here at NIMH we are conducting ongoing inpatient and outpatient studies of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. We explore the role of genes and brain functioning.
The testing includes non-invasive brain scans (MRI and fMRI), neuropsychological tests, interviews, and a blood draw. We are located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in research here, the next step is a telephone interview. You may call me through our toll free line at 1-888-674-6464.  Or you can call me direct at (301) 435-8974.

If you reach my voice mail, simply leave me your number and some weekday times when
you can be reached. Alternatively, you can email me your phone number
and the best time for me to call you. I am usually here from 8am-4:00pm Eastern Time Monday-Friday.
We appreciate your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.

U.K… :sunglasses:

I’ve done this study, it is legit.

They pay you up to about $500.

It’s worth it.

I wish I knew if I helped at all.

And also, during interview, try to recall your prodromal stage.


I loved talkin to the researchers at the study!

I’ve found that I’ve had a few psychosis NOS, I don’t have the disease schizophrenia.
I’m finding that it’s due to not taking my thyroid pill appropriately.
I don’t have a thyroid gland, it was removed with radioactive iodine in 1997 or so.
so, if I don’t have a thyroid gland, I don’t take my thyroid pill, there’s no thyroid hormone in my body.

that’s shocking they took you for the study.

My aunts have thyroid conditions, and they never hallucinated.

Maybe they thought you weren’t yet understanding you have the illness (sza).

I love pubmed. Wish I could have my thyroid back, it was removed due to my hyperthyroidism, I dropped to 95lbs. So, it was removed with radioactive iodine.

Mayo took some glucose tests of my brain after the Sz study at the NIMH. Thank you NIMH!
I think it was my hypothalamus that wasn’t processing enough sugar, something important in the brain. But I was told it’s ‘inconclusive’.

I’m going to an endocrinologist and ask next week about the brain processing sugar.

hmmm, I’m concerned over your reasoning on medical reasons for having psychosis.

If it’s been on going, developed gradually, and includes more things than you are being totally truthful about, it’s called schizophrenia.

well, ask them. i was told it should have been coded as psychosis NOS, and that Sz is a disease that really starts in your teens. I don’t have Sz but have had several psychosis NOS.

Looking at the definition of psychosis nos, not much difference.