We are trying to investigate the feasibility of using speech acoustics as a clinical biomarker for youth at risk for developing a thought disorder. Biomarkers facilitate intervention, improve understanding of etiological processes, and move us toward individualized medicine.
STUDY DETAILS AND COMPENSATION
Participants will be enrolled in the study for one year. The first few visits include a 2.5 hour interview, filling out a few questionnaires and completing a few hours of computerized, speech, and motor tasks. The speech tasks require audio recording.
Participants will also come back to the lab for a 12-month follow-up visit, where they will complete the same interview, questionnaires, and tasks as the initial visits.
Participants will be compensated $25 in cash for every hour of participation. They can expect to receive $300 in total for completing the entire study.
WHO WILL BE A GOOD FIT FOR THE STUDY?
Adolescents and young adults ranging from ages 16 to 24
No history of serious head injury, tic disorder, or neurological disorders
No history or current treatment with antipsychotics
No history of psychotic disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, psychosis NOS, bipolar or depression specifically with psychotic features