What is the study about?
The study aims to understand if some cases of psychiatric illness are caused by immune system problems. Normally, the immune system controls our ability to fight infection, however, if the immune system goes wrong it may cause diseases called ‘autoimmune’ diseases. We can diagnose some of these immune diseases using blood tests.
Who can take part?
We are looking for adults who have been experiencing psychotic symptoms for at least 2 weeks and are under the care of a mental health service to take part in this study.
What is involved?
The study involves having a blood test and answering some questions about yourself and your symptoms. You will be given £10 for your time. The results of your blood test will be shared with your care team.