Centre for Mental Health

Identifying Correlates of Neuropsychological functioning in Bipolar Disorder

ICoN-BD is short for 'Identifying Correlates of Neuropsychological functioning in Bipolar Disorder'. This research project aims to get a better understanding of the reasons for variability in thinking and emotional skills in people with bipolar disorder. In doing so, this research will help us to better understand bipolar disorder itself, which will help us to develop more effective and targeted treatment strategies.

Who can participate?

Participants aged between 18 and 65 years who belong to one of the following groups:

  • Healthy adults with no history of mental illness
  • Adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Study details

This study will consist of:

  1. An initial screening phone call, to determine if you are eligible to participate
  2. An in-person assessment
  3. Completion of a one-off questionnaire pack, a brief over the phone test and brief daily surveys (~10 mins per day) for 7 days.

If you consent to participate, you will be required to:

  1. Undertake a clinical interview
  2. Participate in some assessments that measure your thinking skills (attention, memory etc). These include assessments in which a camera tracks your eye-movements.
  3. Undertake a short physical assessment measuring bodily characteristics (eg height and weight) and neurological symptoms
  4. Provide a small blood sample

Participants will be reimbursed for time and travel costs.

How to participate

For further information, please contact:

iconbd.study@gmail.com