Evaluation of the Genetics of Bipolar Disorder

Conditions Phase Intervention Type


Ages Eligible for Study
18 years to 85 years
Genders Eligible for Study


Bipolar Manic-Depressive Illness, Affective Disorder, Depression, Genetic, DNA, Mania, Affected Sibling Pairs, Family Study, Genome-Wide Scan, Lymphoblastoid Cell Lines, Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies DIGS, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Inclusion Criteria

Age > 18 yr

Able to provide informed consent

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder not attributable to substance abuse, neurological disease;
or a 1st or 2nd degree relative of an enrolled participant

Able to safely provide a blood or saliva sample

Exclusion Criteria

Active alcohol or substance abuse.

NIMH employees/staff and their immediate family members will be excluded from the study per
NIMH policy.

Detailed Description

This study looks to identify genes that may affect a person's chances of developing bipolar disorder (BP) and related conditions....

Contacts and Locations

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001174

Overall Contact

Francis J McMahon, M.D.
(301) 451-4453

Overall Contact Backup

Emily Besancon
(301) 594-0576


  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, Maryland United States

    Status: Recruiting

    Contact info For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR)