What is the study?
The University of Minnesota is conducting a study titled the VIP Study (Neural Disconnection and Errant Visual Perception in Psychotic Psychopathology) to better understand thought processes and visual perception in individuals with mental disorders and their relatives.
Who can participate?
This study will focus on families in which at least one member is diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
What will happen if I decide to participate?
Participants will be asked to complete a set of interviews, questionnaires, computer tasks, a cognitive assessment of thinking abilities, a blood draw, and MRI analyses. Participants will generally be asked to attend three sessions, with a possible fourth session 3 months later. Participation typically lasts 15 hours, and the compensation is $100/day.