We conduct qualitative research programs to gather information about human behavior, including attitudes, values, lifestyles, decisions, and motivation. Naturalistic methods such as participant observation, focus groups, and in-depth interviews and observations, are used to collect subjective (not statistical) data with the aim of gaining insight about behaviors. The results of qualitative research are often used to develop theories or hypotheses for statistical or quantitative research.
Clinical Trials: The Future of Medicine
In addition to qualitative research, we conduct quantitative research, including clinical research studies for adults, teens, and children. Our goal is to work with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the development of safe and effective treatment options for conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, and insomnia. Clinical research is federally regulated with built-in safeguards, including the involvement of an ethical review board, to protect study participants. The medications prescribed today are available because people volunteered for clinical trials.
Information for Clinical Trial Participants
- Our clinical research studies are conducted under the direction of licensed and Board-Certified health care professionals who are available 24 hours a day.
- Participants receive study-related psychological evaluations, a DSM-5 diagnosis, lab assessments (chemistry, hematology, urinalysis), ECGs, physical exams, and study medications at no charge.
- There is no charge for participation, and patients are reimbursed for travel expenses.
- Health insurance is not needed.
- Appointments are available immediately. There are no waiting lists because ample time is set aside for clinical research studies, and there are multiple providers.
- Participants and their families may benefit by gaining a deeper understanding of their condition (e.g., depression, anxiety, ADHD).
- After a study ends, participants receive an Assessment Summary and copies of their laboratory work and ECG results as they make a transition back to primary care. Referrals are provided as needed.
- Study participation is voluntary, and patients can discontinue at any time.