Join a Clinical Trial

Our clinical trials currently focus on these primary areas:

Clinical Depression, or Major Depressive Disorder, is a serious condition that affects millions of people each year and can affect one’s personal relationships, ability to work, study, or participate in regular daily activities.

Symptoms include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness
  • Changes in appetite
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Sleeping too much or too little

Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder that greatly affect one’s behavior, emotions, and relationships. Most people with schizophrenia are diagnosed in their late teens or early adulthood.

Symptoms include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Low energy
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Disorganized speech

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder that usually develops in the later stages of people’s lives and is diagnosed by a medical professional.

Symptoms include:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty with familiar tasks or routines
  • Frequently misplacing items
  • Changes in mood or personality

Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a condition that comprises of involuntary movements, typically caused by long-term use of certain medications.  The involuntary movements caused by Tardive Dyskinesia usually occur around the face and jaw, but they can also be present in other parts of the body.

Symptoms Include:

  • Involuntary movements, such as grimacing, lip smacking, or sticking out the tongue
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Problems with coordination


While many of our studies are Treatment-Based that focus on treating symptoms by testing new medications, others are purely Observational. Our Observational trials do not involve new medications or medication changes.

If you don’t find a therapeutic area that aligns with your needs, please visit again as we are constantly introducing new studies.​

Are you ready to discover life-changing treatments today? Please complete the “Join a Study” form to be contacted by a research team-member with more information. Any general inquiries may be directed to [email protected] or 949-354-5353.

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Why Join a Research Study?

Participating in clinical trials can provide many benefits for your health and well-being.

Not only will you have access to potentially life-changing treatments before they become widely available, but by taking part in the trial, you’ll also be helping to shape the future of healthcare.

Discover the advantages of becoming a valued participant in a clinical study:

  1. Early access to breakthrough treatments and therapies
  2. Top-quality personalized care and monitoring
  3. All study medications and doctors visits are 100% free
  4. Contribute to scientific advancements and the future of medicine
  5. Potential compensation for your time
  6. Receive comprehensive health assessments and screenings
  7. Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others
Clinical trials take place at our locations in Orange and Costa Mesa.
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Before a study begins, any potential participant must go through a screening process to determine their eligibility. While screening procedures differ for each trial, many require blood tests, physical examination, and your medical history. This screening process ensures the safety and integrity of the study.

Study participants do not have to pay anything to participate. All study-related examinations and medications are provided at no cost to you. In fact, many studies will compensate for your time.

The length of a trial and frequency of visits can significantly vary depending on several factors such as the study’s nature, research objectives, and the condition being studied. Some last only a few weeks, while some last several years.

Patient Safety is a top priority in clinical trials. Every study is carefully designed with ethical considerations and guidelines in place in order to avoid any unreasonable risk. Additionally, participants receive close monitoring and medical supervision throughout the trial. Of course, each study does have potential risks such as side effects, or the treatment not being effective. All potential risks will be reviewed with you before starting a clinical study, and the staff will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Additionally, it’s important to note that even if you do choose to participate in a study, you may opt to leave the study at any point if you change your mind.


We employ top-trained psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

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We've carefully assembled a team whose passion is to serve others with a purpose.

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Dr. Alejandro Alva is an award winning and internationally recognized psychiatrist.

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