No health insurance is required to participate. You will receive all study related care from a dedicated study team at no cost. The study will include visits to a clinic in your location.
If you think you might like to join this study or would like more information, please enter your information below so we can see if you qualify and can contact you about the study. Remember, participation is entirely voluntary. Even if you decide to take part, it is absolutely fine if you change your mind later.
Parents or legal guardians of potential patients under 18 may answer and complete the questionnaire on behalf of the child.
Bipolar depression is a serious chronic mood disorder that affects about 2% of children and teens under the age of 18 in the United States. Typically, this condition is characterized by episodes of extreme highs (mania), and severe lows (depression).
There are a few signs and symptoms that may indicate a depressive episode associated with bipolar depression. Some may include:
In many cases, doctors will prescribe mood-stabilizing medications to help children and teens manage their bipolar depression symptoms.
A clinical trial, also referred to as a research study, is a scientific study that evaluates the safety and efficacy of an investigational medication. A research study may show that the investigational medication is better than, as good as, or worse than the standard treatment or inactive placebo. Qualified doctors, nurses and other medical professionals will conduct the study.
It is only through the completion of research studies that investigational medication can be evaluated, and if proven safe and effective, approved for general use by appropriate regulatory or health authorities, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Prescription medications in use today were first proven safe and effective in research studies.
Participants who are eligible and take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel. Please discuss this with the research site staff when they contact you.
A participant can stop participating in the study at any time. If you do decide to stop early, you will simply have to notify the study team at the research center. The participant may be asked to visit one last time to check up on their health once the investigational medication has been stopped.
We match you to a study clinic within a close travel distance from your home. If we are not running the study in your area currently, with your permission, we will keep you in our database and reach out once a study clinic in your area becomes available. If, at any time, you decide you no longer want to participate in the study, you can opt out and we will delete your information.
When you sign up for a research study, your personal information is protected as required by law. The research team stores personal and private information with codes (instead of names or other identifying information), in order to not identify the participant or volunteer. The informed consent form that will be provided to you by the research team will have more information about privacy protection.