Would you like to participate in a study exploring how changes in consciousness affect first-person experience of psychosis?
Changes in consciousness include changes in a person’s level of wakefulness, the quality of the things a person is aware of, and how well memory and decision-making work. If the difference between experiencing psychosis and not experiencing psychosis is related to such changes then perhaps these changes can help us understand the type of experiences people have when psychotic – such as hearing voices that are not there or having ideas about things that may not be true.
Who can participate?
- We are looking for people identifying as mental health consumers (that is, people with personal experience of mental health issues) who have experienced at least one psychotic episode.
- All participants must be at least 18 years old and live in Australia. You will need reliable internet access on a computer or mobile device.
What is involved?
Participants are asked to complete an (anonymous) online survey that will take approximately 20 minutes. They are then asked if they would like to be interviewed via Zoom. These interviews will take one hour. You will be asked to discuss your experience during your
most recent psychotic episode.
The survey can be accessed here.
The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee (Protocol #2021/212)