Sharp Mesa Vista Clinical Research Center
Sharp Mesa Vista PTSD Clinical Trial
About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Most people will experience a life-threatening traumatic event in their lifetime, including but not limited to:
- Physical or sexual assault (with or without a weapon)
- Domestic abuse
- A serious accident (in the workplace, in a vehicle, in public, etc.)
- Natural disaster
- Military/first responder traumatic events
Events such as these can trigger a range of symptoms, including:
- Flashbacks, nightmares or trouble sleeping
- Avoiding things that bring on distressing memories
- Negative thoughts or feelings, feeling detached
- Feeling on edge or easily startled
- Feeling that normal day to day activities, relationships, and overall state of mind has changed drastically since the traumatic event
While these symptoms often go away in a few weeks, for some they never go away and linger for months or even years — a condition known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
About the RECOVERY study.
If you are dealing with stress, anxiety or insomnia due to a traumatic event that occurred in your adult life (age 18 or older) and within the past 9 years, you may qualify for the RECOVERY study. The study is exploring the effect of an investigational medicine on trauma-related PTSD symptoms when taken nightly before bed for 12 weeks.
If you qualify and choose to join the study, you will receive:
- Evaluations of your PTSD symptoms and overall health from a local physician
- Study-related care and medication at no cost; health insurance is not required
- The opportunity to help advance PTSD research, which may benefit other people with PTSD in the future
- Privacy — all participant's information will remain completely confidential
How to enroll.
Participation is confidential and trials are safely conducted under the supervision of experienced physicians and research specialists. Eligible participants may be compensated for time and travel. Transportation to and from study visits can be provided upon request.