Setting Priorities for Paranoia Research – Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

In our quest to support and disseminate academic research studies with an objective to improve mental health support systems, we would be grateful if you pass the information below on to your colleagues and partners or anyone who would be interested in participating.

“Setting Priorities for Paranoia” is a research study, conducted by the Department of Psychiatry at University of Oxford, in order to identify potential research questions for understanding and treating severe paranoia in the context of psychosis.

So far, there have been no studies asking people with experience of severe paranoia what they would like research in this area to focus on. At this stage, it is vital that people with experience of paranoia have the chance to tell researchers what is important to them.

The conductors of the research, Chief Investigator David Sher and Supervisors Professor Daniel Freeman and Dr Felicity Waite, would like to hear from you if you are or if you know:

1. A person who attends/attended mental health services with lived experience of severe paranoia;

2. A person who does not attend mental health services, with lived experience of severe paranoia;

3. A family member of someone who has experienced severe paranoia at any point in their lives;

4. One of your country’s national health system professionals who has, or is currently caring for, someone with severe paranoia;

5. A researcher;

6. A person matching more than one of the categories above;

Please complete this very short questionnaire or pass this on to a person/organisation who you believe will be interested in participating.

Please see here and here for further information on the research and also a hard copy of the questionnaire here.

For any questions or further details you can contact David A Sher at:

Email: david.sher@psych.ox.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 1865 613108

Address: Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX, United Kingdom

We would be grateful for your assistance.

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