Compensated Bipolar Disorder
Research Study
If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, take part in a research study by Dr. Mary Phillips, a University of Pittsburgh researcher, and be compensated for your participation. See if you are eligible today!
Experiencing Current Manic or Hypo Manic Episode
Compensation Up to $607
history of Bipolar Disorder
18 - 35
Years Old
Fast Facts
Research Study Background
Approximately 5.7 million people in the United States suffer from Bipolar Disorder every year. This condition is now considered a national health issue that researchers are developing new treatments for. In our research study at UPMC, researchers are studying emotions and Bipolar symptoms through imaging and brain stimulation in individuals who have been diagnosed with Bipolar I and II 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 purpose of this research study is to find out how stimulating the brain changes brain activity in participants with and without Bipolar Disorder.
Is this research study for me?
You may qualify for our research study if you meet the following criteria:

Inclusion criteria:

  • 18-35 years old
  • Right-handed
  • Have a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis
  • Are in a manic or hypo manic episode
Exclusion Criteria

  • History of seizures
  • Currently pregnant
  • Metal in body
  • Claustrophobic
What will happen if I participate in this research study?
The research study has 5 visits and involves answering questionnaires, having a lifetime psychiatric assessment, receiving magnetic brain stimulation, and having fMRI scans. This research study does not involve receiving medication or treatment.

Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Participants are compensated 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.