October 13, 2015

Prechter Fund Impact Report 2015

It is the Prechter Fund’s vision to personalize treatment of bipolar disorder and prevent recurrences to enable those with bipolar disorder to lead healthy and productive lives.

What makes a person bipolar, prone to manic highs and deep, depressed lows? Why does bipolar disorder run so strongly in families, even though no single gene is to blame? And why is it so hard to find new treatments for a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide? Last year, enormous progress was made toward finding the answers to these fundamental questions in the field of neuroscience. Research at the University of Michigan supported by the Prechter Bipolar Research Fund fuels the pursuit of innovative and cutting edge research with the goal of finding new ways to treat this devastating disease.

Bipolar disorder affects individuals across their lifespan and therefore must be studied in a longitudinal fashion. It touches the lives of so many and in so many ways. Researchers at the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund are at the vanguard of the science of bipolar disorder. These physician-scientists work tirelessly to develop personalized treatment of bipolar disorder and to prevent recurrences to enable those with bipolar disorder to lead healthy and productive lives.

Click the link below to read the Prechter Fund’s 2015 Impact Report.

For questions, please contact Kat at kbergman@umich.edu.

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and extend our gratitude to those individuals and organizations who have supported bipolar disorder research at the University of Michigan. We thank them for their generosity and the difference they are making in bipolar research and treatment.

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2016 report chronicles the Fund’s recent activities, initiatives and achievements.