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The Division of Bipolar Disorders Research within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is devoted to conducting research to improve our understanding of both the causes and longer term effects of bipolar disorder.
The Division is co-directed by Melissa DelBello, MS, MD (Department Chair) and Caleb Adler, MD, and includes a multidisciplinary group of physicians and other researchers who are experts in the care of children, adolescents, and adults with bipolar disorder.
All of our staff have extensive experience working with individuals experiencing mood and other psychiatric disorders.
Bipolar disorders research at UC is supported by funding from governmental, non-profit, and corporate sources. We have received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Stanley Research Foundation, the Klingenstein Foundation, NIDA, NIAAA,
PCORI, Depression and Bipolar Disorder Alternative Treatment Foundation, and NARSAD: the Brain and Behavior Research Fund.
Do You Have ADHD? And Have a Parent or Sibling with Bipolar Disorder?
WhatThis research study investigates brain functioning in youth who are experiencing ADHD symptoms and have a family history of bipolar disorder. Participants will be randomized to Adderall XR or placebo for 12 weeks of treatment.
WhoYouth 10 to 18 years of age with a biological parent or sibling with bipolar disorder who are experiencing ADHD symptoms or have been diagnosed with ADHD, and who have not taken an ADHD medication in the past 3 months.
PayParticipants may receive up to $380 for their time and transportation. Medication will be provided at no cost to participants.
DetailsParticipants will have 2 MRI scans. For more information, contact Veronica at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513)558-3314
WhatThe purpose of this clinical research study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug for depression in children.
WhoChildren 7-11 years of age who are affected by depression and are still experiencing symptoms.
PayParticipants may receive up to $625 in compensation for their transportation and/or time for study visits. All study visits, tests, and procedures will be provided at no cost to participants.
DetailsFor more information, visit www.kites-study.com or contact Kelsey Reinhart at email@example.com or call (513) 558-3952
WhatThe purpose of this clinical research study is to investigate brain changes in adolescents who are currently experiencing depressive and/or anxiety symptoms and have a family history of bipolar disorder. Participants will be
randomized to escialopram and psychotherapy or placebo and psychotherapy for a 16-week treatment
WhoAdolescents 12-17 years of age who are experiencing depressive and or anxiety symptoms or have been diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety and have first-degree relative (parent or sibling) with bipolar I disorder may be eligible
PayParticipants will receive compensation for their transportation and/or time for the study visits. All study visits, tests, procedures, and medication will be provided at no cost to participants.
DetailsParticipants will have MRI scans. For more information, contact Kaitlyn Bruns at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 558-5303
WhatThis is a research study that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to compare the brain structure, function and chemistry of typical adolescents to those with depression and/or anxiety.
WhoAdolescents 12-17 years of age who do not have a history of mental illness may be eligible to participate.
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