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Hospital seeks participants for research studies on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

New Britain [May 14 2010] - The Behavioral Health Research Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is seeking participants for two clinical research studies.

The purpose of the first medical research study is to learn about an investigational medication that may treat symptoms associated with schizophrenia. In order to participate, volunteers need to choose a family member or friend to support their participation. Qualified participants receive all study-related care (including the investigational medication) at no cost. In addition, compensation for time and travel may also be available.

The second study is part of a national medical research study under way for an investigational medication that may treat manic symptoms associated with bipolar disorder. These symptoms may include:

• Sleeping less than usual but still feeling rested
• Talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another, having racing thoughts
• Being impulsive and taking more risks than usual
• Feeling irritable, agitated, jumpy or wired
• Feeling restless

Although today’s treatments can be effective, researchers are trying to find safer and better medications. Qualified participants receive study-related care at no cost and may be compensated for their time and travel expenses.

For more information on either of these studies, please call the Behavioral Health Research Center, (860)-224-5597.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

HCC Corporate Communications
(860) 224-5695 • Fax (860) 224-5779