Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Support Research-NYU Langone Just Reposting this :)


Hello-My name is Christine, and I am the Research Assistant for this study. This was posted a couple days ago by admin, but I wanted to repost since things move so fast here. Thanks!

We have a new imaging study going on at NYU Langone Medical Center. We are looking at 18-30 year olds who have a dx of SCZ, SZA, or BP with psychotic features, or who have had a first break and have not yet received a dx. We are also looking at siblings of patients.

The study is non-therapeutic and takes around 6 or 7 hours. It consists of an MRI, cognitive assessment, diagnostic interview, and blood draw. Participants are paid $160 upon completion of the study.

NYU Langone Medical Center-Radiology

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether differences in white matter in the brain are related to cognitive performance in young people diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. We are also looking for siblings without a diagnosis to participate.

The study involves:
Phone screen
Diagnostic interview ($40)
Blood draw ($40)
MRI ($40)
Cognitive assessment ($40)
Total for participation in all parts of study: $160

For more information please contact:

Christine Stepanek:
Phone: 646-501-4600


Christine - how is recruiting going? Have you got many new participants from here?


Hi! No unfortunately I have not. I had one very nice woman call me; unfortunately her son is not interested at the moment. But we’ve been having a lot of trouble recruiting everywhere so it’s not exclusive to the forum. I’m just trying to get the word out wherever I can.


Try posting to Reddit in the Schizoaffective and Schizophrenia forum, they’re the ones who sent me over here.


Have you posted in the Lounge area on the main board? Maybe there are some participants over there who would be interested. Over here I think you mostly get parents and family whose loved ones don’t have much insight and wouldn’t be willing to participate.


Hi Vallpen~ Yes, I posted in in DX’ed-Other on the main board, where Admin told me to post.