Study Title: “Functional Brain Networks Underlying Non-pharmaceutical Interventions for Psychosis.”
Study Investigators: Dr. Todd Woodward and Dr. Mahesh Menon
Study Description: Researchers at UBC are currently running a program to contribute to research on non-pharmacological treatments for psychosis. We are investigating evidence-based group education and training that has been shown to bring strength and organization back to the brain networks affected in psychosis.
This study seeks to:
- Compare the relative benefits ofgroup treatments that have been shown to be effective in improving daily functioning and reducing some symptoms associated with psychosis.
- Address thinking difficulties that have been identified in those who experience psychosis by focusing on problematic thinking patterns and computerized training of thinking skills.
- Measure changes that may occur in the brain as a result of participating in groups. This involves taking part in paid research sessions before, midway through, and after group participation.
- For those interested,functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans and electroencephalography (EEG) recordings will be conducted to allow us to visualize the activity of the brain as it functions.
- Diagnosis involving psychosis (i.e. schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, bipolar disorder, or mood disorder with psychotic features)
- 19-60 years old
- Fluent English speaker (Participants must have used English on a daily basis for at least 5 years, and must be able to read and understand the consent form and give written consent)
- Interested in receiving FREE education and training sessions in a safe and supportive environment.
Time Commitment: A total of 40 hours over 3 months *Please note an honourarium is provided for all research sessions
- Location of Research: Sessions will be held at a number of locations including UBC Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, and Outpatient Mental Health Teams.
- Contact Details:
- Name: Sarah Flann
- Institutional / Department Affiliation: UBC Department of Psychiatry
- Phone: 604-822-7312
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lab Website: www.cnoslab.com