Bipolar Research And Innovation Network - BRAIN

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2014 by Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Oslo
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00201526
First received: September 16, 2005
Last updated: May 27, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

September 16, 2005
May 27, 2014
January 2003
January 2019   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
characterization of bipolar disorders [ Time Frame: 15 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00201526 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
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Bipolar Research And Innovation Network - BRAIN
Bipolar Research And Innovation Network - BRAIN

To describe the broad spectrum of Bipolar Disorder patients admitted to out-patient and in-patient psychiatric departments in Norway. Include all admitted Bipolar patients both with and without co-morbid disorders.

Norway is both social, genetically and culturally a homogeneous society. The health service is public and has a nearly total responsibility for psychiatric care in given catchment areas. This provides excellent opportunities to describe the frequencies and patterns of the broad spectrum of bipolar illness, including co-morbid substance use disorders, to follow the patients for several years and to do molecular genetic mapping.

Methods: Participating centers consist of outpatient clinics and hospital departments from different parts of Norway and one third-line clinic with referrals from all over Norway. Specifically trained clinicians in each center include bipolar patients systematically and perform the patient evaluation as part of their clinical duties. In addition, CT or MRI scans and EEG are performed and blood samples are collected for clinical chemistry screening and for DNA sampling.

Observational
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Retention:   Samples With DNA
Description:

Blood samples

Non-Probability Sample

Secondary care clinics

Bipolar Disorder
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
3000
January 2020
January 2019   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All admitted patients giving written consent to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients without competence for consent.
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Contact: Gunnar Morken, PhD MD +47 72823034 gunnar.morken@ntnu.no
Norway
 
NCT00201526
BRAIN-04
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
University of Oslo
Principal Investigator: Gunnar Morken, PhD MD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
May 2014

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