Screening Protocol for Children and Adolescents With Bipolar and Bipolar Spectrum Disorder
The objective of this protocol is to establish a comprehensive screening process for the evaluation of eligibility for entry in a clinical trial program for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Screening Protocol for Children and Adolescents With Bipolar and Bipolar Spectrum Disorder|
|Study Start Date:||September 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
To address the urgent therapeutic needs of children and adolescents ages 4-17 with pediatric bipolar disorder, we have designed a series of clinical trials aimed at evaluating critical components of the treatment needs of this under-served and under-researched population. This approach will allow us to provide a full complement of clinical trials that will meet the most pressing needs of the bipolar children and adolescents and their families who are currently awaiting treatment.
Although these protocols have received prior IRB approval, potential participants present with a widely varied set of complaints not always discernable in a telephone screening interview. This state of affairs makes it very difficult to ask subjects to sign a specific clinical protocol without obtaining additional clinical information. Because of this we are proposing potential subjects to consent to undergo an in-depth clinical assessment that will allow subjects to be screened by a clinician for eligibility to a diverse clinical trials program available to them.
|Contact: Katie McDermott, BSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Masschusetts General Hospital||Recruiting|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Joseph Biederman, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|