Bipolar Disorder Study
Over 5000 people have already participated in our Bipolar Disorder Study and it is now the largest such study anywhere in the world. We are, however, still looking for more volunteers to help us with our research - every additional person who helps will bring the possibility of much-needed scientific advances nearer.
Schizophrenia / Bipolar Disorder Study
We are studying the relationship between psychosis and mood disorder. This will improve diagnosis and help us to understand more about the causes of these illnesses. We are looking for individuals who may have received varying diagnoses of both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia (or schizoaffective disorder) at some time during their illness.
Episodes of Mood Illness in Relation to Childbirth
Childbirth often triggers a severe episode of illness in a woman with bipolar disorder (this may be called “puerperal psychosis” or “postpartum psychosis”). We are investigating the strong link between mood disorder and childbirth. We are keen to hear from women with bipolar disorder who have experienced episodes of mood disorder in relation to childbirth. Please see the Action on Postpartum Psychosis website for further information.
If you would like to find out more about our research and discuss possibly participating in our studies, please contact us. We will be delighted to hear from you.
Our telephone number is 0121 301 2361 or you can email us.
The UK Postpartum Psychosis Network
This Big Lottery funded project aims to address the isolation and lack of information women and their families face when recovering from postpartum psychosis.
Information from our research studies into postpartum psychosis and from other research groups from around the world will be used to create a central web information resource about postpartum psychosis for patients, the public and health professionals. Recovered women and their partners will be trained in engaging with the media, conducting service user led research, offering peer support, and developing patient information.
For more information, email Dr Jessica Heron ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), or visit our website: http:// www.app-network.org.
See our peer support forum: http://app-network.healthunlocked.com/.
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