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The Partners Genetics Collaborative Study of Schizophrenia

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2013 by Massachusetts General Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David C. Henderson, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2006
Last updated: October 28, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

We will collect DNA from 500 rigorously diagnosed patients with schizophrenia to allow us in the future to examine phenotypic subtypes in relation to genetic variants. Phenotypes will include subgroups based on clinical symptoms, medication response, or other biological markers including neuroimaging or pharmacologic challenges.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Partners Genetics Collaborative Study of Schizophrenia

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

DNA is extracted and stored for future anaysis of genes that may be associated with schizophrenia

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: March 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Adults with Schizophrenia


Inclusion Criteria:

Schizophrenia, any subtype Ages 18-70 years Males or females English speaking Ability to complete symptom rating scales and cognitive tests Ability to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:


  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00319904

Contact: Leah Briggs, B.A. 617-912-7848
Contact: Claire E Oppenheim, B.S. 617-912-7837

United States, Massachusetts
Freedom Trail Clinic Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Principal Investigator: David C. Henderson, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Joshua Roffman, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: David C. Henderson, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital
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Responsible Party: David C. Henderson, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT00319904     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001-P-000560
Study First Received: April 27, 2006
Last Updated: October 28, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features processed this record on February 27, 2015