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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder or Major Depressive Disorder
and you are
between 18 and 65
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Representative payees, mostly family members, manage Social Security Administration funds of more than one million people with psychiatric disabilities. Although studies show payeeship can be used coercively, foster dependency, reduce work incentives, lead to family conflict and even violence, there has been little systematic research on how to lower these significant barriers to community integration. The investigators' long term goal is to promote recovery among adults with psychiatric disabilities who have payees by reducing downsides associated with what has been called "the nation's largest guardianship system." The investigators' objective in the current application is to evaluate a pilot-tested, stakeholder-informed intervention that is grounded in principles of psychiatric rehabilitation and encourages consumers with psychiatric disabilities and their family members to collaborate within the representative payee arrangement.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Steps for Achieving Financial Empowerment (SAFE)
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT00924976. The sponsor of the trial is University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and it is looking for 303 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Improving Representative Payeeship for People With Psychiatric Disabilities and Their Families