Bipolar Research and the Search for Genes

To better understand Bipolar Disorder, university and non-profit researchers across the country collaborated in a search for the genes responsible for this disease. The hope was that by locating the genes for manic-depression we will one day be able to detect who is at risk for the illness as well as have better treatment for those affected. For the study that took place, the conductors were particularly interested in individuals who have experienced the severe form of mania (Bipolar I Disorder).

PLEASE NOTE that you do NOT have to live near the center that you contact.

If you were enrolled in a study and coming to a center is not convenient for you, they were able to conduct interviews over the phone or send researchers to your home. Participation in our study involves a diagnostic interview and a small blood sample from your arm. Any information you provided will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.