Clinical trials provide a valuable way to study the effects of new medications or treatments and how they impact people. For example, when developing a vaccine, clinical trials will be conducted to learn as much as possible about the vaccine, how it works, its long-term effects, and to glean other relevant data. When enough information is gathered to deduce that the vaccine is safe for human use, then it will gain approval for sale and use.
Clinical trials contribute greatly to the field of mental health care. Countless medications have been developed to help treat symptoms associated with a variety of different mental health conditions. Through clinical trials, these medications were tested and perfected so that millions of people who struggle with mental illness can benefit from taking them.
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, it can be a rewarding experience. You will be contributing to the future of mental health care and helping medical experts determine what medications can help change the lives of others. In many cases, you will receive some type of compensation for your participation. Read more to understand how clinical trials work and what types are available.
Clinical trials help test the safety and efficiency of new treatments in a controlled manner with volunteer members. For any newly developed drug or treatment method designed to provide treatment for conditions like mental illness, clinical trials are used. These trials enhance the quality of the medication, provide a full spectrum of knowledge about them to medical professionals, and improve levels of patient care. Many volunteers benefit from receiving advanced new treatments before they become publicly available.
Neuroscience Institute is a leader in clinical trials research in South Florida, Palm Beach County, and West Palm Beach. We conduct Phase I-IV clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), biotechnology companies, and other research organizations. We provide high-quality psychiatric clinical trials, along with ethical care and innovative treatment, which meet the medical, scientific, and professional needs of clients and sponsors.
Neuroscience Institute employs a dedicated team of highly qualified researchers who conduct our clinical trials. Our diverse team consists of psychiatrists, multi-specialty physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, clinical research coordinators, and other support staff. Our staff has over 17 years of clinical trials experience in both academic and non-academic settings. They understand how to safely implement efficacy studies in both outpatient and inpatient facilities.
Most recently these mental health clinical trials have been conducted:
We conduct studies for both adults and adolescents. While it is one of the most prevalent psychological disorders in the United States, depression can be hard to recognize. Depression is associated with negative feelings, inability to sleep well, low energy, appetite loss, and no longer enjoying one’s hobbies, passions, and social relationships. Feelings of hopelessness, sadness, ennui, and anxiety can be a normal response to circumstances in your life, but if they continue for over two weeks in a stretch, they may also be a sign of depression.
This condition includes having a short attention span, an inability to focus, poor organizational skills, an inability to follow through on goals and assignments, and poor academic or work performance. Although ADHD is usually thought of as a childhood disorder, adult ADHD is an increasingly documented problem among adult populations.
This neurodegenerative disorder inhibits memory in a variety of ways and causes brain functions to deteriorate. The deterioration is progressive and causes the patient to have difficulty in memory retention and recollection. Eventually, it can affect the body’s ability to function and will lead to premature death.
Bipolar disorder is characterized by long-lasting episodes of “manic”, and “depressive” states. People suffering from bipolar disorder experience such extremes of emotion and energy that it can affect their ability to think clearly. Episodes may last as long as a few months or pass within less than a day. Manic episodes involve emotional volatility and behaviors like impulsiveness, talkativeness, less need for sleep, excessive risk-taking, euphoria, and irritability. Depressive episodes involve extreme depression, suicidal thoughts, an increased need for sleep, and feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness.
Occasional feelings of nervousness or anxiety are nothing to worry about, but anxiety disorders are potentially debilitating conditions. Feelings of anxiety over everyday occurrences like basic socialization, phone calls, or going outside are signs of an anxiety disorder. Feeling anxious or afraid, which may be as extreme as a sense of impending doom, may even occur for no apparent reason. Muscle tension, trouble sleeping, nausea, vertigo, clammy hands and feet, and numb or tingling sensations in the extremities are some of the physiological symptoms of anxiety and anxiety disorders.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that impacts how a person perceives reality. People with this condition often experience hallucinations, particularly auditory. They also have delusions, exhibit erratic behavior, hostility, and disordered behaviors and thinking. Schizophrenia impacts a person’s daily functioning and can be disabling. Consistent use of medication helps people with this condition lead more stable lives.
If you are interested in getting more information about our clinical trials, please reach out to our team at Neuroscience Institute at
561-621-2018 to speak with a specialist today.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Research Coordinator
In her role as a Clinical Research Coordinator, Tingting coordinates, assists, and implements clinical trials for mental disease at Neuroscience Research Institute. Tingting received her PhD degree in neuroscience from University of Science and Technology of China. She then undertook a Postdoctoral Fellowship in mental disease research at Max Planck Florida Institute of Neuroscience. During her graduate and postdoctoral training, Tingting gained extensive knowledge of mental illness and over five year-experience in new drug discovery for mental disease. Her passions include targeting interventions to mitigate mental disorder symptoms and improving mental health. In her free time, Tingting enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Clinical Trials Coordinator
Clinical Trials Coordinator
In her role as a Clinical Trials Coordinator, Lexy develops, implements, and coordinates research and administrative procedures for the successful management of clinical trials. Lexy has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Alabama. She worked in diabetes research for 2 years before realizing she wanted to join the field of mental health and addiction. “In research, we are constantly working towards a way to help our patients and millions of others with a similar affliction. I love working directly with patients and I really believe in the work that we do. Research is so important for the future of medicine and for the future of our patients.”
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Clinical research trials are crucial to advancing medical treatment for mental illnesses and many other conditions. The trials rely on the generosity of clinical research trials are crucial to advancing medical treatment for mental illnesses and many other conditions. The trials rely on the generosity of volunteers who are willing to help provide input through their experiences as research study members. If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, please reach out to our staff and we can answer any questions you have. Call Neuroscience Institute today at 561-621-2018.