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Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: Predictors of Morbidity

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00580268
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 12, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Viguera, Adele, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine risk factors for relapse of bipolar disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The main goal of this study is to find the risks that may make it more likely for a woman with bipolar disorder to experience a depressive, manic, or hypomanic episode during her pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Condition or disease
Bipolar Disorder Psychiatric Morbidity Neonatal Outcome

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 118 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: Predictors of Morbidity
Study Start Date : August 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2013

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Pregnant women with bipolar disorder

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. psychiatric morbidity [ Time Frame: 15 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. obstetrical outcomes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
serum, plasma, urine, whole blood, saliva, amniotic fluid, breast milk

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
psychiatrists, referring obstetricians, community-based health centers, triage, and women who have previously given written permission to be contacted about research studies within the MGH Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. medically healthy adult women (ages 18-45) fulfilling DSM-IV criteria for bipolar disorder of any type (1 or 2) who are currently pregnant within 14 weeks gestation dated by last menstrual period;
  2. euthymic at the time of conception;
  3. able to give informed consent and comply with study procedures;
  4. have a treating psychiatrist, physician or mental health clinician. Gravid women between the ages of 18 and 45

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. active suicidality or homicidality;
  2. active substance use disorder with 6 months prior to enrollment, or
  3. positive urine drug screen at enrollment.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00580268

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United States, Georgia
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Geral Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Adele C Viguera, MD MGH
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Viguera, Adele, MD, Center for Women's Mental Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00580268    
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00320645
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005P001167
R01MH071762 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: December 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 12, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mental Disorders