Washington University School of Medicine

Research (Active, Enrolling)

Bipolar Disorder Brain Imaging Study

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY?

To compare the brains of people with bipolar disorder (or manic depression) to the brains of people without this condition. Also, to better understand the genetics or inheritance of brain connectivity patterns.

WHO IS NEEDED?

People between the ages of 18-30 years old who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IF I PARTICIPATE?

Duration: We expect all evaluations to be completed within a month period. Total estimated time commitment 4-12 hours.

Tests/Procedures: Completing several questionnaires, a clinical interview, a cognitive test, a magnetic resonance (MR) scan, and possibly a saliva sample.

Risks: There are no known risks to subjects receiving MRI scans who meet our inclusion and exclusion criteria. There are no known risks to subjects completing cognitive tasks on the computer. Some of the questions in the interview are sensitive and could make someone uncomfortable.

Benefits: There are no medical or financial benefits for taking part in the study.

Compensation: Participants are compensated at a rate of $25 per hour for time and effort.

WHERE WILL THE STUDY TAKE PLACE?

Washington University School of Medicine.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Daniel Mamah, MD, MPE

CONTACT INFORMATION

April Foster:
(314) 362-6952
foster.a@wustl.edu