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Clinical Trials - Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Deal With Emotions That Arise While Thinking About Or When I'm In A Clinical Trial?

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Being a part of a clinical trial, or even considering one, can raise all sorts of emotions -- including the feeling of being a "guinea pig." As you see elsewhere in this article, safeguards are built into all clinical trials to protect your medical and psychological health.

Fear of the unknown can be unsettling. Understanding what is involved can ease some of your anxieties.

If the emotions become overwhelming, seek help from your doctor, a support group or a professional therapist.

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