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The Importance of Psychiatric and Medical Research: What is It and How it Shapes The Future of Medicine

Research is a complex topic. Many of us have heard about it. Maybe you’ve even heard about ground breaking outcomes of research in the news but what really is research and why is it so important?

Research, particularly psychiatric and medical research, strive to bring new medications to market in hopes to advance and improve treatments for a variety of conditions. There are a wide variety of ways in which research can be completed. However, put simply, research not only serves to advance future medical and psychiatric treatment but also provides an alternative treatment option for individuals struggling with their condition for which prior treatments have not been very helpful for them.  

Research plays such an imperative role especially when it comes to treating a variety of conditions. Pharmaceutical companies conduct and contribute to research as a means to develop new medications and treatment options for a variety of individuals as some current treatments may not help 100% of the population. Additionally, they are also working to develop new medications that work more rapidly than opposed to some medications that can take up to two weeks or longer to notice the effects. Another major goal is to reduce the negative side effects that can come with some medications. Finally, pharmaceutical companies are aiming to develop new medications that target more than one condition as opposed to just depression or just anxiety, for example for those who may struggle with multiple conditions.

All in all, medical and psychiatric research are of great importance in today’s society to continue to allow science as well as the medical and health care system to expand and grow providing more available treatment options or as we say at Suburban Research Associates, creating a better tomorrow one patient at a time. If you or someone you know is struggling with Major Depressive Disorder, Treatment Resistant Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Fragile X Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, or Schizophrenia and are interested in participating in a research study, see Our Studies page for more information or contact us at 610-891-7200.

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