Boston, Massachusetts 02114


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.

Study summary:

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.


Inclusion Criteria: - Males and females age 4 to 17 inclusive with a suspected diagnosis of bipolar disorder. - Subject and parent/ legal guardian must have a level of understanding sufficient to communicate intelligently with the investigator and study coordinator, and to cooperate with all tests and examinations required by the protocol. - Subjects and their parent/ legal representative must be considered reliable. - Each subject and his/her parent or authorized legal representative must understand the nature of the study. The subject's parent or authorized legal representative must sign an informed consent document and the subject must sign an informed assent document. - One parent/ legal guardian must be able to accompany the subject to the clinic at each visit. Exclusion Criteria: - Investigator and his/her immediate family; defined as the investigator's spouse, parent, child, grandparent, or grandchild. - Serious, unstable illness including hepatic, renal, gastroenterologic, respiratory, cardiovascular (including ischemic heart disease), endocrinologic, neurologic, immunologic, or hematologic disease - Mental retardation



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Joseph Biederman, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Rebecca Wolenski
Phone: 617-643-6617

Backup Contact:

Alexa Pulli, BS
Phone: 617-726-4651

Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02114
United States

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Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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