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Are you 15-25 years old? Do you have a parent with bipolar disorder, but do not have bipolar disorder yourself?

Are you a parent who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Do you have a 15-25 year old child who does not have bipolar disorder?

If so, you or your child may be eligible to participate in an observational study using answers to self-reported questionnaires about symptoms and functioning, including daily activity and sleep quality. This study aims to identify factors associated with bipolar disorder, or other mood and anxiety disorders, in participants with a positive family history for bipolar disorder. The study will also investigate whether children of a bipolar parent with at least mild problems in various areas of daily life (i.e., at home, school, work, or with social activities with friends and family) spend more time with mood symptoms over a 24-month time frame as compared to children of a bipolar parent with no problems in various areas of daily life.

To take part in this study, participants must be between the ages of 15 and 25 and have at least one parent who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Additional criteria will be assessed by a study doctor to determine eligibility.

Study participation will last up to 24 months. The study is designed to follow all participants every 3 months either in the clinic (in-person visit) or by telephone to assess clinical/medical status. In addition, participants will be asked to complete questionnaires at home each week on a hand-held electronic device (e.g., smartphone, tablet) for the entire duration of the study.

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please call 216-286-6541 for more information.