Participate in a Study
To be considered for a research study, please complete the following information:
What’s in it for me?
There are several reasons people participate in clinical research:
- Gain access to treatments before they are publicly available
- Obtain a psychiatric evaluation and physical exam at no cost
- Help others by contributing to medical research
- Available medications are not helping to relieve symptoms
- No cost medications
- Possibility of experiencing less side effects than current treatment
- No cost to you – no insurance is needed to participate
- Receive compensation for time and travel (can vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars)
Bipolar Disorder Overview
About 2.5% of the U.S. population suffers from bipolar disorder, almost 6 million people. Most people are in their teens or early 20s when symptoms first appear. People with an immediate family member who has bipolar disorder are at higher risk. As many as 20% of people with depressive symptoms actually have bipolar disorder. People with bipolar disorder also suffer from episodes of depression. Often, there is a pattern of ups and downs between mania and depression. This is where the term “manic depression” comes from. In between episodes of mania and depression, many people with bipolar disorder can live normal lives. People in manic episodes may spend money far beyond their means, have sex with people they wouldn’t otherwise, or pursue grandiose, unrealistic plans.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Helpful information to know about symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: