About Mental Health Research
Clinical Research: Is taking part in a clinical research study right for you?
Clinical research is an essential part of today's psychiatric medicine. It involves carefully designed studies which test new ways to treat and prevent several different psychiatric illnesses. Research studies assist the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and major pharmaceutical companies in the final stages of the long research process. The studies involve procedures which protect the health, well-being and safety of each participant. Advances in medicine and science are the result of new ideas and approaches that are developed through research.
New Progress Report on ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH Released:
January 5, 2011
The National Institute on Aging's latest annual report on Alzheimer's disease summarizes current scientific directions and highlights key findings from National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer's research related to:
• discovery of new genes and biological mechanisms that cause AD
• earlier disease detection using neuroimaging and biomarkers
• rapid translation of lab findings to potential treatments
• clinical trials underway now to prevent or treat AD and cognitive decline
• research-tested strategies to support caregivers
The National Institute on Aging report is available online or on CD:
2009 Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease: Translating New Knowledge
www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers - Call toll-free: 1-800-438-4380