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250 Davie Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Phone: 919-843-7514
Fax: 919--962-2537
e-mail: dpenn@email.unc.edu

Oxytocin Treatment of Social Deficits and Paranoia in Schizophrenia (OTS)

We are looking for research participants!

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Have no history of substance dependence in the last six months
  • Have no history of mania or hypomania within the past two years
  • Have NOT given birth in the past 6 months or have been breast-feeding in the past 3 months
  • Have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder for at least 1 year

Participants will administer oxytocin or placebo twice daily in an intranasal spray for 12 weeks while continuing on their usual medications. They will complete a series of tasks testing attention, memory, emotion recognition, and trustworthiness during seven study visits. Participants will be compensated $235 for completion of the study as well as reimbursement for mileage and parking.

To Find out more about this study please call Tonya Elliot at (919)966-3915 or e-mail oxytocinstudy@unc.edu

 

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