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The 1289-0032 Study: Exploring Early Interventions for People at Risk of Psychosis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Psychosis is a serious mental health problem that causes thoughts and perceptions to be disrupted, making it difficult to know what's real and what isn't. People who experience certain early symptoms may be at risk of experiencing psychosis in the future. Early Symptoms may include: • Trouble thinking clearly or concentrating • Believing or hearing things that others do not • Losing control of your thoughts • Feeling nervous or anxious • Feeling that others are "out to get you" • Having trouble with family and friends • Having thoughts that scare you or the people around you If you are living with any of these symptoms, you may be wondering about the development of more serious problems.


Mental Health


Drug or Biologic



16 - 30 years


Study Population

Adolescents and young adults at clinical high risk for psychosis.


Diana Perkins
Psychiatry - Center of Excellence - Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program (STEP)

For questions, contact:

Jennifer Nieri
(877) 774-6319
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Recruitment Period End

September 1, 2021


Primary Location
UNC School of Medicine Med Wings

Study Qualifications

Gender Any

Age Range 16 - 30 years

Participant qualification(s) Early symptoms may include: • trouble thinking clearly or concentrating • believing or hearing things that others do not • losing control of your thoughts • feeling nervous or anxious • feeling that others are "out to get" you • having trouble with family and friends • having thoughts that scare you or the people around you

Not eligible if: • Diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizophreniform, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder I, or major depressive disorder with psychotic symptoms. • Currently taking clozapine.

Number of Visits

    » 15 In person visit(s)

    1 screening visit, 14 in-clinic visits involing various assessments

    » 10 Remote visit(s)

    10 phone visits involving the completion of online surveys

Participation Period

56 weeks


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