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The Oregon State Hospital Research Committee focuses on projects that directly improve patient treatment services. While maintaining sound, empirically based research practice, OSH aims to use its clinical resources to advance understanding of mental illness and evolve the OSH culture of recovery through scientific process.
This study aims to compare the effectiveness and tolerance of antipsychotic medications in two patient groups with schizophrenia. This is an effectiveness study of schizophrenia subjects for the purpose of evaluating the usefulness of pharmacogenomics.
Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is a treatment model used in child and adolescent settings. Clinical leaders believe that CPS can also be applied to the adult patient population at OSH. The purpose of this project is to determine if the approach can benefit the recovery of adult mental health patients, and help in the training and management of staff.
Many Oregon State Hospital patients experience auditory hallucinations that create distress and can hinder their ability to fully engage in treatment. This proposed study builds on the latest empirical evidence for the use of mindfulness-based treatment to decrease the distressing experience of auditory hallucinations associated with mental illness. Mindfulness-based treatments have shown an increase in positive clinical outcomes and a decrease in re-hospitalization rates for individuals experiencing auditory hallucinations.
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