Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

The ASSET Study – Teens with a Family History of Mental Illness - In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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STUDY BASICS

Are you the parent of a child between the ages of 14-17 years old who has a parent with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder? If so, your child may be able to participate in a research study investigating social and emotional factors that may predict a future diagnosis of mental illness. Parent and teen will be compensated.

STUDY PURPOSE

This purpose of this study is to help researchers examine the social lives, stressors, and thought processes of adolescents with and without a family history of mental disorders.

COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?

• Ages 14-17
• A parent with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
• Teen must not have a psychotic disorder, though other diagnoses are acceptable.
• Parent must be willing to participate in first visit

https://researchrecruitment.pitt.edu/ctsi/studyarms/publicdetails?guid=2e7c3354-f33a-43fa-87bf-e697a685ad4e


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Just to add - this seems to be in Pittsburgh

MEET THE RESEARCHER

Leslie Horton

Leslie E. Horton, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Horton, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is an experienced and trusted researcher. She specializes in investigating social conditions for people dealing with schizophrenia and related conditions. Aside from her research work, Dr. Horton offers counseling and therapy through the Services for the Treatment of Early Psychosis (STEP) Clinic at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.