November 7, 2007

New Bipolar Disorder Studies at Stanford University - participants needed

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine (in Palo Alto, California) are seeking volunteers for several research studies on bipolar disorder, which affects more than 10 million American adults. The illness typically requires lifelong treatment, and researchers have been studying which medications are the most effective. "We're aiming to enhance the treatment of bipolar disorder by exploring agents with greater efficacy for mood symptoms and/or greater physical tolerability," said Terence Ketter, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Bipolar Disorders Clinic, who is leading the studies. Participants in each study must be ages 18 to Read more...
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August 2, 2007

Los Angeles Bipolar Disorder Genetics Study for Latino Community - Opportunity to Participate

We recently received the following letter about a bipolar disorder genetics research study taking place that the University of California Los Angeles - and we encourage you to read about it and participate if you can. The information is repeated at the bottom of the page in Spanish for people who prefer that language. Briefly, the purpose of this study is to find genes that make people more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder. Inclusion criteria: -Patient with previous hospitalization or clinical diagnosis of bipolar disorder and/or schizoaffective, bipolar type. -Onset before age 50 -Has a sibling with same diagnosis Read more...
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July 23, 2007

New Lithium Study in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder - Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are participating in a national study to evaluate lithium for the treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. "Lithium is the prototype mood stabilizer for treating adult bipolar disorder, but it is not FDA-approved for use in kids younger than 13," said Mani Pavuluri, director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic at UIC's Institute for Juvenile Research. "We do not have a perfect drug that cures all aspects of bipolar disorder, but knowing more about lithium -- and how it affects children -- may bring us closer to managing this devastating Read more...
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