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Main ID:  NCT00001260
Date of registration: 03/11/1999
Primary sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public title: Brain Tissue Collection for Neuropathological Studies
Scientific title: Brain Procurement for the Human Brain Collection Core
Date of first enrolment: May 1990
Target sample size: 2500
Recruitment status: Recruiting
Study type:  Observational
Study design:  N/A  
Countries of recruitment
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria


Brain tissue is needed from individuals suffering from a variety of neuropsychiatric
disorders, especially schizophrenia, but also anxiety disorders, suicide, bipolar
disorder, depression, Tourette s Syndrome, drug addictions (PCP, cocaine, alcohol,
heroin or the like) and any form of dementia. In addition, brains from normal individuals
without a history of neuropsychiatric disease will be needed for controls.


No living subjects are enrolled in this protocol. Tissue is obtained after death, with the
permission of next of kin, or from existing institutions with appropriate samples via an
MTA or other applicable agreement.

Brain tissue is excluded from collection if there is a previously known history of
strokes, lesions, or other major neuropathological abnormalities prior to the consenting

Age minimum: N/A
Age maximum: N/A
Gender: Both
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Brain Diseases
Tourette's Syndrome
Primary Outcome(s)
Secondary Outcome(s)
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Please refer to primary and secondary sponsors
Secondary Sponsor(s)
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