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1289-0032 Research Study: Are your thoughts tangled?

Are your thoughts tangled? You're not sure how or why it happened, but you are aware of instances lately when it felt like you had no control over your thoughts. You couldn't think clearly or concentrate, and you may have even heard or seen things that other people didn't. While these were unsettling times, you eventually regained control of your thoughts. Still, you may be concerned about whether it will happen again and if it could be a sign of a more serious mental health condition. Because you and others have experienced symptoms like these, local doctors are conducting the 1289-0032 Research Study. In this study, doctors want to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug and compare it to placebo, which looks like the investigational drug but contains no active medication. The investigational drug is not approved to treat any mental health or medical condition.

Age & Gender

  • 16 years ~ 30 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Extended hours (M-F, early morning or evening)


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

At each in-person study visit, you will meet with members of the research team to complete research assessments. Each of the remote study visits consists of a brief phone call and the completion of a phone survey. The study also involves blood draws, ECGs, and willingness to take the study medication regularly, as advised.


up to $1800

In-person visits : 15
Phone or online visits : 10
Total length of participation : 56 weeks

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • You may be eligible to participate if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or other similar symptoms:
  • Believing or hearing things that others do not
  • Losing control of your thoughts
  • Feeling that others are "out to get" you
  • Having thoughts that scare you or the people around you

Not eligible if:

  • You have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or related disorders, bipolar disorder I, or major depressive disorder with psychotic symptoms
  • You are taking a medication called clozapine

Contact the Team

Visit Location

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Diana Perkins
Psychiatry - Research

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Mental and Emotional Health

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