Why are we conducting this study?
- We are interested in finding out how the structure and the
function of the brain changes with age among individuals with bipolar
disorder and how this compares to the changes seen in people without
- Our study will also investigate
how brain characteristics relate to performance on cognitive tests and
- We also hope to learn more about
how each person’s genetic information may relate to the way that his or
her brain responds during thinking.
What does this study involve?
The tests are spread out over two days and take approximately 8
hours. Participants will receive a total of $160 in compensation.
These visits include:
to the study and having an interview on history of mental illness as well
as other demographic information.
hours of paper-and-pencil tasks testing things like memory and how well
you pay attention.
less than one tablespoon of blood drawn by a nurse for use in genetic
functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan that will take
approximately 1.5 hours.