Clinical Risk State for Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2015 by North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christoph U. Correll, MD, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Identifier:
First received: June 27, 2011
Last updated: August 28, 2015
Last verified: August 2015

Aim: The purpose of the study is to characterize the at-risk phases preceding a first episode of bipolar disorder and of schizophrenia, and to identify clinical and biological predictors of the disease development.

Hypothesis a: Over 6-24 months, 25% of at-risk youth will develop the full manifestations of Bipolar Disorder (BPD) or schizophrenia.

Hypothesis b: The symptoms utilized for characterizing the at-risk phase of BPD will differentiate between individuals developing BPD and schizophrenia.

Bipolar Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Characterizing the Clinical Risk State for Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents

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Further study details as provided by North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Development of a bipolar or schizophrenia disorder [ Time Frame: within 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 112
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Detailed Description:

Prospective, naturalistic, cohort study aiming to characterizing the bipolar and psychotic prodrome thoroughly with a variety of clinical and biological measures.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inpatients consecutively admitted to the adolescent inpatient unit of the Zucker Hillside Hospital, NY


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age: 12-18 years;
  2. Sex: male or female;
  3. Race/ethnicity: no restrictions;
  4. Definite or suspected chart diagnosis of BP-II, BP-NOS, cyclothymia, MDD, depressive disorder NOS, dysthymia or mood disorder NOS, schizophrenifiorm disorder or psychotic disorder NOS;
  5. Subject and parent (if subject<18) willing and able to provide written, informed consent/assent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Estimated Premorbid IQ < 70;
  2. Meets DSM-IV criteria for BP-I or schizophrenia, pervasive developmental disorder, autism spectrum disorders, current substance dependence;
  3. History of medical condition known to affect the brain;
  4. current group home affiliation.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01383915

Contact: Christoph U Correll, MD 7184704812
Contact: Eva Sheridan, MD 5165077780

United States, New York
The Zucker Hillside Hospital, NSLIJ Recruiting
Glen Oaks, New York, United States, 11004
Contact: Christoph U Correll, MD    718-470-4812   
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Principal Investigator: Christoph Correll, MD The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Christoph U. Correll, MD, Principal Investigator, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Identifier: NCT01383915     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-123
Study First Received: June 27, 2011
Last Updated: August 28, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders processed this record on October 09, 2015