Research Programs 2017-08-13T21:15:26+00:00

Research Opportunities

For Families with Bipolar

We are part of this international study to help identify early signs of bipolar disorder. If you have bipolar, but your child aged 15-25 does not, they may be eligible to participate. They can have other diagnoses. The study does not involve treatment, but people can pursue mental health treatments as needed while enrolled.

Participants will rate their mood through a smartphoneapp and at in-person visits in Raleigh, NC, every 6 months. We will supply a smartphone if needed. Participants will be paid for their time (approximately $3,000-5,000 total).

Online enrollment form

Antidepressant Study

This study involves a medication that can make antidepressants work better. Participates will receive treatment and monitoring in Raleigh, NC, with Dr. Richard Weisler. Read more about the study or call (919) 872-5900 for more information.

Alzheimer’s Study

A new medicine with sleep-enhancing effects is being evaluated for potential benefits in Alzheimer’s dementia. Participates will receive treatment and monitoring in Raleigh, NC, with Dr. Richard WeislerRead more about the study or call (919) 872-5900 for more information.

“Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds.”

Andrew Solomon • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

“Denouncing these medicines makes as much sense as denouncing the immorality of motor oil. Without them, sooner or later the bipolar brain will go bang.”

David Lovelace • Scattershot: My Bipolar Family

“There is no harm in taking medication as it is utilizing the wisdom God gives to doctors. But it is also your responsibility to build faith for healing while using medication.”

Paul Silway • Pastor

“Being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.”

Carrie Fisher • Actor and Author