Clinical Trials / Research Studies
Clinical Trials / Research Studies

Bipolar Disorder Study for Teens and Young Adults 14 to 21 Years Old With a Family History of Bipolar Disorder

Why are we doing this research?

University of Cincinnati is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial or clinical study, to compare changes in brain activity in teens and young adults with a family history of bipolar disorder.

Who can participate?

Teens and young adults 14 to 21 years old who have a family history of bipolar I disorder may be eligible to be in this study.


  • Neurology
  • Mental Health

What will happen in the study?

This study will last 60 months depending on when you enter the study. Here are some of the things that will happen in this study:

Participants will:

  • Answer questions about mood and behavior
  • Complete MRI scans
  • Be asked to have some or all of the screening visit conducted using video conferencing applications
  • Submit blood samples

What are the good things that can happen from this research?

Participants may or may not receive any benefit from being in the study. When we finish the research, we hope that we will know more about bipolar disorder and children without bipolar disorder. This may help other children with bipolar disorder in the future.

What are the bad things that can happen from this research?

We will discuss possible risks or discomforts with those interested in learning more about the study.

Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?

Participants will receive up to $500 per year in this study. All study visits, tests, and procedures will be provided at no cost to participants.


Contact us.

Max Tallman
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
3230 Eden Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45267

Study Doctor

Melissa P. Delbello, MD, MS
Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine