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Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder
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Our research focus:

  • to identify biomarkers which enhance clinical decision-making for adolescents with bipolar disorder
  • to advance the understanding of shared biological factors underlying the links between bipolar disorder and cardiovascular disease
  • to examine the impact of novel pharmacological and behavioral treatments on psychiatric and cardiovascular outcomes among youth with bipolar disorder

Research opportunities:

We have many current research opportunities for adolescents and their families.

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For more information about the studies you may be eligible for, please click on the applicable categories below:

Select publications from our Centre:

  1. CANMAT guidelines: Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) 2018 guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder.
  2. Goldstein BI, Birmaher B, Carlson G, DelBello M, Findling R, Fristad M, Kowatch R, Miklowitz D, Nery F, Perez-Algorta G, Van Meter A, Zeni C, Correll C, Kim H-W, Wozniak J, Chang K, Hillegers M, Youngstrom E. The International Society for Bipolar Disorders task force report on pediatric bipolar disorder: knowledge to date and directions for future research. Bipolar Disorders. 2017 Sep.
  3. Islam A, Metcalfe A, MacIntosh B, Korczak D, Goldstein BI. Greater body mass index is associated with reduced frontal cortical volumes among adolescents with bipolar disorders. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. 2017 Oct;43(1).
  4. Hatch JK, Scola G, Olowoyeye O, Collins JE, Andreazza AC, Moody A, Levitt AJ, Strauss BH, Lanctot KL, Goldstein BI. Inflammatory markers and brain-derived neurotrophic factor as potential bridges linking bipolar disorder and cardiovascular risk among adolescents. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2017 Mar;78(3):e286-e293.
  5. Metcalfe AWS et al. Effects of acute aerobic exercise on neural correlates of attention and inhibition in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Translational Psychiatry. 2016 May;6:e814.

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