A Study for Teens and Young Adults (Ages 15-25) Offspring of Parents with Bipolar Disorder

Official Title: An Observational Longitudinal Study in Offspring of Parents with Bipolar Disorder to Evaluate the Relationship of Impairment in Psychosocial Functioning with the Manifestation of Mood Symptoms over 24 Months

Purpose:

The purpose of this clinical research study is to follow teens and young adults who have a parent with bipolar disorder. The ultimate goal will be to identify earlier in life those who may be at risk of developing bipolar disorder. This early detection may help people with bipolar disorder or people at risk for bipolar disorder in the future. Teens and young adults between the age of 15 and 25 who do not have bipolar disorder themselves but who have parent diagnosed with bipolar disorder will be followed for 2 years. The study includes visits to OSU clinic every 6 months for interview and testing and optional blood draws, and phone call visits between each clinic visit. Participants will also complete weekly questionnaires in between clinic and phone visits. The parent with bipolar disorder will need to be interviewed once at the beginning of the study.

Eligibility criteria:

-Teen or young adult between the ages of 15 and 25 who does NOT have bipolar disorder, but who has a parent with bipolar disorder.
- The parent must also be willing to confirm their diagnosis at the beginning of the study.
- The study includes visits to OSU clinic every 6 months for interview and testing and optional blood draws, and phone call visits between each clinic visit. This will take place over a two year period.

Contact Information


Nicole Myers
614-293-9197
nicole.myers@osumc.edu

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