If you look under “Join Research and Studies” on the home page of the website, there is a study listed called Six Month Inpatient Study.
I am currently participating in that study.
I am living at the Clinical Research Center at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. I have been for about 1.5 months now.
I really like it here. We’ve made some changes to my medication. I’m no longer on Trazadone to help my insomnia. I am switching from Thorazine to Seroquel. I will soon be tapered off of Lexapro.
In a month or two, I will spend 4 weeks off all medications for the purpose of the study. The doctors are hoping that in addition to participating in research, they will get a clearer picture of my symptoms and hopefully that will lead to a more informed diagnosis.
If you have any questions about what it is like to live in a research hospital or anything, please ask. I don’t know what you guys want to know about so I don’t know what to tell you about.