Compensated Bipolar Disorder Research Study
Researchers at the University of San Diego want to learn more about how cannabis affects thinking and behavior in individuals suffering from bipolar disorder.
Research conducted in San Diego, CA
In generally good health
use cannabis less than 4x per month
history of Bipolar Disorder
18 - 50
Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
Bipolar Disorder is a chronic psychiatric condition characterized by states of mania and is considered a national health issue. Cannabis use is associated with younger age at onset of bipolar disorder, poor outcome, and more frequent manic episodes, but the effects of cannabis on brain function are less clear.

Contrary to reports among non-psychiatric patients, cannabis may improve brain function among individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, check your eligibility to participate in our research study today!
Additional Information
Why is this research study being done?
The primary goal of this study is to learn more about the influence of cannabis in people with bipolar disorder.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for our study if you meet the following criteria:

  • 18-50 years old
  • Do not frequently use cannabis (less than 4x per month)
  • History of Bipolar Disorder or with no other psychiatric conditions
  • No serious medical or neurological conditions, including heart problems, seizures, or significant head trauma.
What will happen if I participate in this study?
Our study involves:
  • A screening visit and experimental visit
  • Physical exam, saliva, blood, and urine tests
  • Take a pill containing THC, cannabidiol (CBD), or a placebo
  • Computer and paper and pencil tests
  • Wear a device that measures the movements of your body
  • Blood draw and lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Participants are compensated up to $240 for their time.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this research study?
There is no cost for you to participate in a research study.