Have You Been Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder and Experiencing Symptoms of Depression?

Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

Research Center: Lindner Center of HOPE
Location: 4075 Old Western Row Road, Mason, OH
Lead Researcher: Dr. Susan McElroy
Ethics Committee: This material has been reviewed and approved by the University of Cincinnati Institutional Review Board

Background

Bipolar Disorder, also referred to as manic-depressive disorder, affects 2-3% of Americans. To date there is no exact way to distinguish between the most common causes of depression which include bipolar I,  bipolar II, and major depressive disorder. Finding a way to accurately determine the cause will help those diagnosed to receive a more effective treatment.

Researchers are looking to understand if proteins in the bloodstream, measured with a blood test, can determine if a depressed person has bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, or major depressive disorder.

This study seeks men and women between the ages of 18 and 70 who have been diagnosed with bipolar type I or II disorder and are currently experiencing symptoms of depression. Participants are required to attend 6 study site visits over 2 months and will be compensated up to $350 upon completion of the study.

Benefits to Participation

  • You will be compensated up to $350 for participating in the study
  • You will be helping to improve treatment accuracy and options for those with depression and bipolar disorder
  • You will be helping to advance medical 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 may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women between the ages of 18 and 70 years old.
  • Have been diagnosed with bipolar type I or II disorder and are currently experiencing symptoms of depression.
  • Able to attend 6 visits at the study site in Mason, Ohio within a period of approximately 2 months.

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial