The process begins during an initial telephone screening and is confirmed at the screening office visit.
Prior to starting any trial procedures the study coordinator will review the informed consent form with you. The informed consent process helps the individual to learn key facts about the trial before deciding whether or not to participate. Subjects are consented prior to ANY study-related procedures being performed.
You will be seen by a psychiatrist at every study visit that your symptoms are evaluated. Some trials may require a blood test or other testing where you will present to the clinic briefly but not need to see the physician.
There are four different phases in clinical trials. Each phase is designed to answer different questions.
At the conclusion of the trial you become responsible for the continuation of your treatment. However, our staff will be involved in the transition of your care from the trial even before the study ends.