Brain Networks in Bipolar Disorder

The human brain is a complex interconnected network that dynamically changes in response to situational needs. The Sripada Lab, directed by Chandra Sripada, M.D., Ph.D., in collaboration with Melvin McInnis, M.D., Director of the Prechter Bipolar Program, received a 5-year NIH R01 grant ($2.6 million total) to study alterations in brain networks in bipolar disorder using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This work could one day lead to new methods to identify youth at high risk for developing bipolar disorders. It could also spur the development of interventions, such as cognitive training regimens, that directly target alterations in brain networks seen in bipolar disorder. 

Clinicians can make referrals, or potential participants can contact the research team at [email protected] or 877-864-3637 and mention the brain networks study. 

This study has received approval from: IRBMED HUM00208378