BIPOLAR DISORDER RESEARCH
$84,802 awarded to research since 1985
Bipolar disorder, sometimes referred to as manic-depressive disorder, is a serious brain disorder that causes unusual and alternating periods of elation and depression, shifting mood, energy, and activity levels, and affects the ability of an individual to carry out day-to-day tasks.
Bipolar disorder is not the same as the normal ups and downs everyone goes through. The mood swings are more extreme than that and are accompanied by changes in sleep, energy level, and the ability to think clearly. Bipolar symptoms can be dangerous and are so strong that they can damage relationships and make it hard to go to school or keep a job.
People with bipolar disorder can get treatment, and with proper help, they can get better and lead successful lives.
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Post-traumatic Stress and Depression after Sexual Assault | Dr. Anthony Zannas | $75,000
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Post-traumatic Stress and Depression After Sexual Assault Award: $75,000 Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic major depression (PMD) are common debilitating outcomes after sexual assault, and their molecular underpinnings remain poorly [...]
Genetic Risk Factors of Post-traumatic Stress Disorders in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients | Dr. Rebekah Nash | $39,886
Genetic Risk Factors of Post-traumatic Stress Disorders in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Award: 39,886 Medical post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be triggered by any number of surgical or medical interventions or critical illness. For [...]
Evaluating oxytocin in opioid withdrawal: a translational study Award: $50,000 As the opioid epidemic continues to spread in the United States, it’s important to discover new and more effective treatments. Using a preclinical model [...]
Depression in the Menopause Transition: Cortisol Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Impairment as Mechanisms of Risk | Dr. Paul Geiger | $38,400
Depression in the menopause transition: cortisol circadian rhythms and sleep impairment as mechanisms of risk Award: $38,400 The menopause transition (MT) is a vitally important, yet understudied, period of time in women’s health. Women [...]
A Mechanistic Examination of Continuous-Cycle Oral Contraceptive Administration in Bulimia Nervosa | Dr. Jessica Baker | $46,942
A Mechanistic Examination of Continuous-Cycle Oral Contraceptive Administration in Bulimia Nervosa Award: $46,942 Binge eating fluctuates in a predictable pattern over the course of the menstrual cycle, but how reproductive hormones influence these changes [...]
Dissecting the Neural Circuits of Hyperarousal States in Psychiatry | Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Romaguera | $200,000
Dissecting the Neural Circuits of Hyperarousal States in Psychiatry Award: 200,000 Anxiety is a complex state consisting of cognitive, emotional, and physiological components driven by a network across multiple brain regions. In this project, [...]