Healthy Perspectives is conducting clinical trials using a wide range of pharmacological agents and devices to treat patients with severe mental Illness. This stems from our belief that, despite impressive progress, much is still needed to be done to provide safer and more effective treatments to help the population we serve. These efforts are best conducted in the context of patient/clinician/investigator relationships.
Clinical trials offer many advantages in addition to availability of novel treatments. The trials provide a sound scientific approach to clinical care guided by treatment protocols that ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment being utilized. Our patients feel empowered by the “collaborator” status and often appreciate the rigors of such trials (frequent visits, safety measures, and hope of a better response to treatment). All our treatments are free of charge, not an insignificant factor in our current environment. In our efforts, we collaborate with other providers, community mental health centers, family members, and support groups.
Over the many years that we have conducted trials, we have been able to bring treatments for Schizophrenia such as Clozapine, Olanzapine, Seroquel, Aripiprazole, Geodon, and Risperidone to our community before their general release. We have also conducted trials for other illnesses such as Depression, PTSD, Alzheimer ’s Disease, Migraine Headaches, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Illness, Alcohol and Opiate Dependence.