Struggle With Bipolar Disorder and Currently Depressed? Learn About Your Options Today!

Research Center: Lindner Center of HOPE
Location: 4075 Old Western Row Rd, Mason, OH 45040
Lead Researcher: Susan McElroy, M.D.
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Cincinnati Institutional Review Board

About the Study

Are you struggling with depression because of bipolar disorder? Depression is usually experienced among those with bipolar disorder and can be an additional debilitating condition. Currently, there is a lack of research studies for bipolar treatment, and the available treatment options do not work for everyone. 

Researchers at the Lindner Center of HOPE are doing a study that may pave the way for better mental health. This research study seeks to understand if a potential medication will improve mood in people with bipolar disorder who are currently suffering from depression. This medication is a pill that has been seen to help people with ADHD. If this is successful, many people who struggle with bipolar depression may get the relief they deserve. 

If you think this research study may help you as well as other people, read on! 

Why Participate? 

  • Participants will receive a new potential treatment for depression and bipolar disorder at no cost.
  • Participants may experience improvements in their depression and bipolar symptoms. 
  • Participants will be contributing valuable information that may benefit others struggling with depression on top of bipolar disorder in the future.
  • Participants will be compensated up to $390 for their time, effort and travel.
  • Participants will be helping to advance mental health research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you can withdraw at any time.
  • Any information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women aged 18-65 years old who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Must be currently experiencing depression
  • Must be taking mood stabilizers or antipsychotic medication for bipolar disorder.  
    • If taking antidepressants, must be taking them with a mood stabilizer.
  • Must not be diagnosed with alcohol, opiates, or cannabis abuse or dependence
  • Must be able to attend 6 study visits at the research site over approximately 10 weeks

Key Study Details 

The study team will explain the research study in its entirety, but some details are:

  • Participants will be randomly assigned to take Mydayis or a placebo (a fake pill with no active ingredient).
  • The potential treatment is in the form of a pill.

About the Research Center:

Lindner Center of HOPE

Since 2008, the Lindner Center of HOPE has served as a lifeline to tens of thousands who’ve faced the struggle of mental illness or addiction. Offering a wide range of mental health services and treatments in an atmosphere that promotes long-term healing, they are staffed with some of the nation’s best psychiatric experts. Lindner Center of HOPE is a place entirely dedicated to hope – and helping find a unique path forward.

Please note:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the researchers would like to assure the participants that ensuring their and the study staff’s safety is of utmost importance. Participants will be asked to wear masks during study visits.

What’s Next?

  1. Click the link to enter your contact details and take the study questionnaire.
  2. If eligible, a member of the research team will contact you to discuss the study and answer any questions you may have.
Click Here to Check Your Eligibility for This Study