mental health

Taking part in a clinical trial

Last week I attended Oxford University, department of Psychiatry to take part in a Clinical trial for people with Borderline Personality Disorder/ Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder.

I was so pleased to be involved in something that was forward thinking & new ways of helping research in this condition. I don’t believe there is enough treatment out there & I hate the fact that my 2 year waiting list for DBT is the norm across the UK.

The trial will continue to take place & I will share any outcomes that I am able to once it has been completed. My main purpose of this blog was to encourage others to do the same. Whatever condition you have there will probably be research out there somewhere taking place. To in somewhere be helping research a future treatment or provide evidence for more funding in the right areas not only felt good, but it also felt like that 2 hours of my time was spent helping others in my situation.

I’m not suggesting everyone drives to Oxford but there are websites where you can register to keep updated with clinical trials in your local area or in your condition.

I really enjoyed my experience, everything was very clear before I went & I felt reassured throughout that I could stop at any point.

If you’re interested in taking part in a Clinical Trial, check out the NHS guide

For my particular trail you can find out more at here at the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry

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