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Bipolar Research And Innovation Network - BRAIN

2014-08-27 03:49:42 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Description

Norway is both social, genetically and culturally a homogenous 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 are performing 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.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Bipolar Disorder

Location

Medical Faculty, Norwegian University of Science And Technology
Trondheim
Norway
7441

Status

Recruiting

Source

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:49:42-0400

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