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Why Join a Psychiatric Research Study

At Professional Psychiatric Services, we're dedicated to providing the highest quality mental health care to all of our patients. But there’s more to mental health treatment than meets the eye. Therapy sessions and prescribed medications represent just a fraction of the intricate landscape of mental health. Psychiatry is a science that constantly evolves as we deepen our understanding of the brain and nervous system. An essential part of this process is psychiatric research, pivotal in crafting safer, more effective treatments for those struggling with mental health challenges.

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This is exactly why Professional Psychiatric Services has an in-house research department, Cincy Science. Dedicated to advancing psychiatric knowledge, Cincy Science aims to improve patient outcomes and pave the way for a brighter future in mental health care.


Why Psychiatric Research Matters


  1. Understanding the Brain: Mental health disorders often involve complex interactions within the brain. Research helps us unravel these complexities, leading to insights into the underlying mechanisms of conditions such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and more.

  2. Developing Better Treatments: By studying the brain and behavior, researchers can identify new therapeutic aims and develop more targeted treatments. This can lead to improved outcomes for patients, with fewer side effects and better long-term management of their conditions.

  3. Reducing Stigma: Research also plays a vital role in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. By increasing public understanding and awareness of these conditions, we can help break down barriers to treatment and support.


Introducing Cincy Science


Cincy Science is our dedicated research department, committed to conducting cutting-edge research in the field of psychiatry and brain health. Led by a team of researchers and clinicians, Cincy Science focuses on a wide range of research areas, including:


  • Novel treatment approaches for mood disorders

  • Understanding the role of genetics in mental health

  • Investigating the effectiveness of medications

  • Reducing unwanted side effects of treatments

  • Exploring the impact of lifestyle factors on mental well-being


At Cincy Science, we're passionate about translating research findings into real-world applications that benefit our patients. By participating in our research studies, patients have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of psychiatric knowledge while also receiving access to innovative treatments and interventions.


Benefits of Joining a Research Study


Participating in a research study at Cincy Science offers numerous benefits for patients, including:


Access to Cutting-Edge Treatments: Research studies often provide access to new and experimental treatments that may not be available through standard care. This can be particularly beneficial for patients who have not responded well to traditional treatments or who are seeking alternative options.


Close Monitoring and Support: Research studies typically involve close monitoring and support from experienced clinicians and researchers. This level of attention ensures that patients receive personalized care and guidance throughout the study process. You can contact our research team for questions, support, and guidance anytime.


Potential for Improved Outcomes: In many cases, participating in a research study can lead to improved outcomes for patients. Whether through access to innovative treatments or the opportunity to learn more about their condition, patients often report feeling empowered and hopeful about their mental health journey.


Reimbursement for Time and Travel: Your participation in a research study will not cost you anything. You will be reimbursed for your travel and time spent participating in the study.


Contribution to Scientific Knowledge: By participating in a research study, patients have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of psychiatric science. Their involvement helps researchers gain valuable insights into the nature of mental health disorders and the effectiveness of various treatments.


Join us in advancing mental health research! To learn more about our current research studies and how you can get involved, visit or contact us today. Together, we can unlock new possibilities for mental health treatment and support.


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