our studies

Research Studies

Dr. Mattingly explains “Clinical Trials” on BlogTalkRadio.com

Congratulations!  You have taken an important first step in considering a new option…

Midwest Research Group, a subsidiary or St. Charles Psychiatric Associates, helps develop new tools for the treatment of Depression, ADHD, Binge-Eating Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. We conduct research studies that provide valuable information to evaluate how new medications may improve these conditions. Many of these studies explore the use of novel compounds not yet available in the United States while other studies look at how medications that are already FDA approved may work for other conditions.  Most of the studies use medications that are already FDA approved and being researched for different indications.  Some studies see how these medications used for one symptom may also help other symptoms. The research studies conducted at Midwest Research Group are typically part of worldwide studies to help determine the best treatment options.  Participants are paid for their time and travel.

When I call Midwest Research Group, what can I expect?

When you call our office you will speak with Nicole, our patient recruiter. She will find out more information about you and determine if a research study is right for you.  Some of the things we need to know are your name, birthday, height/weight, and other questions about how you’re feeling and thinking. We also need to know about any medical conditions and current medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, that you are taking.

If you qualify to participate in a current research study, we will tell you information about the study. If you feel the study would be a good fit, the next step is for you to come to our office for a screening appointment.  At this appointment, you will meet one-on-one with a study coordinator and review the details of the study. We will review the informed consent, which explains the details of the research study and answer any questions. After you understand the study and IF both you and the study coordinator feel the study is appropriate, we will check your vital signs and you will then meet with the research physician and the rest of the research team involved in your study for the final decision.

If you have questions, please call Nicole at 636-946-8032.  You may also complete the form below and Nicole will contact you if we feel a study could be a good option: