Bipolar Research And Innovation Network - BRAIN

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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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Links

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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.

An element in the alkali metals family. It has the atomic symbol Li, atomic number 3, and atomic weight 6.94. Salts of lithium are used in treating BIPOLAR DISORDER.

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A genus of basidiomycetous mushroom in the family Strophariaceae, exhibiting a bipolar mating system.

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