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November 12, 2013

November 2013 Update on the Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder

A November 2013 update on our flagship study, the Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder.

942 research participants are currently enrolled, and the project is in its 7th year of follow-up.

  • 667 research participants completed Year 1
  • 512 research participants completed Year 2
  • 413 research participants completed Year 3
  • 283 research participants completed Year 4
  • 162 research participants completed Year 5
  • 95 research participants completed Year 6
  • 28  research participants completed Year 7

The Longitudinal Study is a 10-year long-term study whose goal is to identify potential illness patterns in bipolar disorder. Since 2005, the Bipolar Research Team has collaborated in more than 15 bipolar research projects, all of which continue to have active scientific analysis, and 8 continue to recruit new participants for research participation. These additional projects stem from the Longitudinal Study and provide an additional depth of data that is stored in the Prechter Repository including imaging data, electrophysiology, nutrition, stem cells, sleep, medication data, and speech data. The repository data has a richness unlike any other collection of bipolar research data in the world.
The Bipolar Research Team is a true collaborative by expanding its research reach across multiple departments and disciplines at the University of Michigan, including:

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Department of Psychology
  • Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Public Health
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Human Genetics Department