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Bipolar Inflammaging (Smartphone) Study

We are conducting a longitudinal study to find the relationship between mood, emotion, inflammation, and aging. We are comparing the outcomes between those with bipolar disorder to those with no mental illness. Volunteers with bipolar diagnosis will be enrolled in the study for 4 years; volunteers in the control group will be enrolled for 2 years.

Currently Recruiting

**We need Latino and Asian volunteers**

What the study involves:

Initial screening appointment and three separate appointments in a two-week period (about 10 hours total). Home visits are available.

During each visit we will conduct:

  • Clinical assessments
  • Cognitive assessments (testing on memory, attention span, learning)
  • Blood draw (15mL)

The study also involves:

  • Completing daily surveys on a smartphone
  • Wearing an activity-monitoring watch

Inclusion criteria

Bipolar Group:
  • Bipolar I Disorder Diagnosis
  • Ages 35-60 years old
  • English speaker

Control Group:
  • Ages 35-60 years old
  • NO history of psychotropic medication use 
  • NO family history of Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, or Schizophrenia 
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  • Participants will receive up to $165 for each year of participation in the study (about 10 hours total)