The research is being conducted at the Brain & Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney is conducting a brain imaging research study investigating bipolar disorder in adolescents. Participation involves having an MRI brain scan whilst you are simultaneously completing several experimental tasks. The study goes for approximately one hour and does not involve any drugs or needles.
We are looking for both controls and juvenile bipolar patients.
Inclusion criteria for patients involves being aged between 12 and 18, and have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder; Inclusion criteria for controls include being aged been 12 and 18 years of age also. Exclusion criteria includes, intellectual disability, major neurological disability, major medical illness, history of a sustained head injury, poor English speaking, or any problems with having an MRI scan (for example, metallic implants or history of claustrophobia).
At this point in time the patient is not required to do anything else apart from the MRI, participants will also receive a $30 voucher for their time. If anyone is interested in more information about this study you can email the study co-ordinator on:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9114 4204.