CMRC Children's Memorial Research Center
Bipolar I Mania

To participate in clinical research involving an investigational medication for Bipolar I mania

Principal Investigator: Kathleen McKenna, MD
Children’s Memorial Hospital

Eligibility requirements for participation:

  • Males or females, ages 10-17 years old
  • Diagnosed with Bipolar I mania or displaying symptoms such as
    • Changes in mood – feeling happy, overly optimistic, irritable
    • Changes in thinking – racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, delusions, hallucinations
    • Changes in behavior – increased activity or socializing, talking rapidly
    • Changes in physical condition –less need for sleep, increased energy
  • No significant medical illness, including seizure disorders
  • A responsible person must be available to accompany the adolescent to all visits, provide information and dispense study medication

Study participants will receive:

  • Close monitoring of study medication safety and efficacy
  • Hospitalization, comprehensive physical and psychiatric examinations, laboratory procedures, electrocardiograms (ECGs), and study medication at no charge

For more information, please contact:
Sneha Sastry, Research Coordinator
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
(773) 880-4936