Bipolar Research And Innovation Network - BRAIN
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.
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.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Medical Faculty, Norwegian University of Science And Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00201526
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A major affective disorder marked by severe mood swings (manic or major depressive episodes) and a tendency to remission and recurrence.
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