A clinical trial investigating early detection methods to learn how to prevent the onset of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.
Using the power of technology to create better treatments for bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a severe, life-long illness characterized by recurrent episodes of mania, or hypomania, and depression. As our understanding of this illness improves, we must be able to identify individuals at risk for developing bipolar disorder before the illness has a chance to fully manifest.
Previous research studies have found a probable genetic link in bipolar disorder among immediate family members. Of those who experience an onset of bipolar disorder, 50% have their onset during the ages of 15-25 years old.
Now it is time to put the information gained from these previous trials to work.
By combining the power of technology and gene research, this clinical trial aims to prevent the onset of bipolar disorder. The study will follow the children of bipolar parents for early detection of possible onset of bipolar disorder. The study is an observational trial with no medication intervention. Participants will be monitored over a period of 24 months with periodic phone calls and office visits.
IPS Research is seeking participants for a clinical trial seeking to understand methods to prevent the onset of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.
Participants must meet the following requirements in order to participate:
- Have diagnosis of bipolar disorder and have a child between 15 and 25 yrs old without B.P.
- Are 15-25 years old without bipolar and have one parent with B.P.