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The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and feasibility of psilocybin therapy in people with Bipolar II Disorder.
This research study evaluates the effects of an FDA-approved medication Gabapentin in individuals with Bipolar Disorder who smoke marijuana. Participants in the study will will be assigned to take either Gabapentin or a matched placebo. Study medication will be taken for 17 days. There will be 5 study visits, with 2 MRI brain imaging scans completed. Questionnaires and clinical interview measures will be completed at study visits along with consistent assessment of potential side effects from study medication.
The main objective of this project is to identify behavioral specificities of the proactive emotional brain among bipolar patients, compared to healthy subjects. These could contribute to some of the emotional processing biases that can be observed in these patients. To achieve this goal, two behavioral tasks will be administer (emotional stroop and emotional stimuli categorization task) to bipolar patients and control subjects, and their performances will be compared.
This study seeks to correlate microbiome sequencing data with information provided by patients and their medical records.
The investigators hypothesized that add-on memantine (MM) 5 mg/day may reduce chronic inflammation, and subsequently improve neuro-progression process and cognitive function in middle-to-old aged bipolar II disorder (BP-II) patients. In current proposal, the investigators will conduct a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. The investigators will recruit 100-120 patients with BP-II who are older than 40 years old in three years, and allocate them to add-on MM or placebo plus standard valproic acid treatment in a 1: 1 ratio. The investigators will follow up the participants for 12 weeks and measure the severity of mood symptoms, neuropsychological tests and inflammatory markers to evaluate the therapeutic effects of add-on MM.
This is a smoking cessation study that will enroll smokers who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness. The study will use a combination of intensive tobacco treatment counseling and nicotine replacement therapy to assist smokers in cutting back on and quitting smoking over the course of six months.
Young adults who exhibit "bipolar phenotype" (BPP), defined as occasional episodes of mood elevation and heightened activity, are at risk for several psychiatric disorders, including problem use of drugs and alcohol. Mood elevation has been linked to higher alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorders. Individuals with BPP show elevated lifetime prevalence of alcohol use disorders (between 39%-61%), figures that exceed those reported in both major depression and schizophrenia. Recently, the investigators demonstrated in a controlled laboratory study that individuals with BPP (but not meeting criteria for full Bipolar I Disorder), report dampened responses to a single dose of alcohol, compared to placebo. In the current study, the investigators seek to extend these findings to determine if young adults reporting BPP, based on a questionnaire, will exhibit reduced responses to other rewarding stimuli, such as d-amphetamine and sweet tastes. The investigators hypothesize that the BPP individuals will exhibit dampened subjective responses to stimulant and sweet taste rewards compared to healthy controls.
This trial aims to assess the efficacy and tolerability of Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) as an alternative to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for Bipolar Disorder (BD). Research indicates that the prevalence of treatment resistance in bipolar depression is twice that of unipolar depression. The limited effectiveness of current treatments for bipolar depression coupled with the medical and economic burden associated with the disorder engenders a need for novel therapeutic interventions that can provide greater response and remission rates.
This study aims to investigate the clinical efficacy of continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) on the right DLPFC as an add-on treatment in bipolar depression. The study consists of three phases. Phase 1: Bipolar depressed patients will be selected by a certified psychiatrist, who will administer (semi-)structured clinical interviews (M.I.N.I.-Plus 5.0.0, HRSD-17). The presence of exclusion criteria will be evaluated. Eligible patients will undergo MRI brain imaging for TMS neuronavigation Phase 2: Baseline clinical, cognitive and psychomotor assessments will take place. Patients will also undergo blood samples for laboratory and research assessments. TBS involves applying triple-pulse 50 Hz bursts given at a rate of 5 Hz uninterrupted trains (1). Patients will be treated with in total 20 continuous Theta Burst Stimulation (cTBS) session (900 pulses per session) over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which will be spread over 4 days. A stimulation intensity of 100% of the subject's resting motor threshold (rMT) of the right abductor pollicis brevis muscle will used. Patients will be randomized to receive either the real cTBS or sham treatment. Sham stimulation will be applied with a sham coil. The sham coil produces identical sounds but is not associated with a stimulus sensation compared to the coil delivering real stimulation cTBS. The investigators expect that real cTBS treatment and not sham will result in a significant and clinical meaningful response. Phase 3: Two post-treatment assessment moments will take place respectively 3 (max. 4) days and 10 (max. 11) days after the last treatment day. The assessments are the same clinical, cognitive and psychomotor assessments as in phase 2.
The protocol involves functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy acquisitions immediately before and after Low Field Magnetic Stimulation treatment on two separate days in a sham controlled, randomized trial, in order to assess the physiologic effects of Low Field Magnetic Stimulation on brain function in a geriatric population with bipolar depression.