Volunteers wanted for world’s biggest ever bipolar study

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Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting for a national research study investigating the causes of bipolar disorder as part of its collaboration with the Mental Health Research Network.

Anyone who has experienced one or more episodes of high mood (mania, hypomania or bipolar disorder) at some point in their life is invited to take part in the study which will investigate how genetics and lifestyle factors, such as stress, interact to make some people more likely than others to develop bipolar disorder.

Those who take part will be visited by a trained researcher who will conduct an interview, take a blood sample and ask you to complete some questionnaires.

The study is being led by the Mood Disorders Research Group, a team of psychiatrists and psychologists aiming to gain a better understanding of mood disorders and to improve treatment for the future.

For more information on the study, please call 0121 3012361, email moodresearch@contacts.bham.ac.uk or visit http://bdrn.org/

Alternatively, please contact Gemma Elliott, Clinical Studies Officer at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, on 01332 623700 ext 3474 or email gemma.elliott@derbyshcft.nhs.uk