Bipolar Disorder in Late Life (BPD)
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to look at certain structural changes in the brain in people with bipolar disorder or those with a history of Bipolar disorder.
Also collecting a blood sample for genetic testing as relationship of genetics and changes in the brain.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Bipolar Disorder in Late Life|
- Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- MADRS [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 1999|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Drug: Valporic Acid
Individuals with bipolar disorder or those with a history of bipolar disorder may have certain structural changes in their brain. The purpose of this study is to look at those changes, as well as the assessment of risk factors for bipolar disorders, involving both social and psychological aspects of behavior, age, education, marital relations, nutrition, physical activity, etc., compared with persons not having bipolar disorder. These changes in the brain will be measured by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). A blood sample for genetic testing as we will be studying the relationship of genetics and changes in the structure the brain as evidenced by persons having MRI hyperintensities.
|Contact: John L Beyer, M.Demail@example.com|
|Contact: Nabila Lateef, B.Sfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27701|
|Contact: John L Beyer, M.D 919-668-0206 email@example.com|
|Contact: Nabila Lateef, M.S 919-684-9701 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: John L Beyer, M.D|
|Principal Investigator:||John L Beyer, M.D||Duke University|