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Genetics of childhood onset psychosis

We are trying to understand the genetic causes of schizophrenia-like illnesses that onset before the age of 14. We interview the family members and collect saliva for DNA from the affected child/adult and parents if possible. We also talk to the treating psychiatrist and take copies of medical records.


We are looking for:

  • Diagnosis of a psychotic illness before the age of 14
  • Diagnosis can be documented by the psychiatrist
  • Psychiatrist and family willing to work with us in the study
  • No known cause of the illness.


  • South East
  • South West
  • London
  • East of England
  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & the Humber
  • North West
  • North East & Cumbria
  • Online/home-based


£30 of shopping vouchers per participant.

Contact information:

For more information visit the study's website -

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