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We are offering tests for antibodies in people experiencing psychosis symptoms through the Prevalence of Pathogenic Antibodies in Psychosis 2 study (PPiP2)

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Eligibility criteria

Those who may be eligible to take part in our study will be:

  • Experiencing a current episode of psychosis lasting less than 2 years.  This can be a first episode or relapse
  • 16-60 years

Getting in touch

If this is you or someone you know who is receiving treatment from an NHS Mental Health Trust, details of who to contact in your local area are listed below*.  This will enable you to contact the relevant PPiP2 Study Team.

Enquiries from outside UK

If you are not a UK resident you can find more information by visiting the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance website by clicking here.

Currently well?

We would not advise testing for antibodies in someone who is well and not experiencing any symptoms of psychosis. This is because we would not expect the antibodies to be positive. Even if they were present we wouldn’t offer the immune treatment, as it would be difficult to measure whether or not the treatment was helping the person.

AMP Booklet Label If you want to know more about this condition click the blue icon on the left to access an information booklet about antibody-associated psychosis.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO EMAILS, PLEASE CALL US AT ONE OF THE NUMBERS BELOW:

CONTACT PPiP2 CENTRAL RESERACH TEAM

Isobel Harrison (07772972225)

Research Fellow/Senior Research Nurse 

Iona Cairns, (07929784737)

Senior Research Assistant 

Louise Wright (01865 613175)

Research Coordinator

Blue icon NHS Trusts participating in study  Blue tile, with the words Press Enquiries

NHS Trusts participating in our screening (PPiP2) study

Click on the name of your region to be put in contact with your local PPiP2 research team.

Regions shaded green are not currently involved in the study.

Important: please use ‘PPiP2 study query’ as the Subject of your email.

Lancashire

South Humber

Greater Manchester

Merseyside

Derbyshire

Cheshire

Leicestershire

Berkshire

Cornwall

Hampshire

West Yorkshire

Rotherham

South Yorkshire

Doncaster

Lincolnshire

Nottinghamshire

Staffordshire

London

Devon

Northamptonshire

Peterborough

Norfolk

West Midlands

Coventry

Warwickshire

Cambridgeshire

Suffolk

Kent

Somerset

Gloucestershire

Oxfordshire

Buckinghamshire

Hertfordshire

Essex

Avon

Wiltshire

Surrey

Dorset

 

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