Bipolar Disorder Specialist

Community Clinical Research

Psychiatric Mental Health Care & Clinical Trials Center located in Austin, TX

The highs and lows of bipolar disorder affect more than 2 million people in the United States. At Community Clinical Research in Austin, Texas, principal investigator David Brown, MD, and the mental health experts offer comprehensive psychiatric assessments to determine if you’re a good candidate for participating in clinical trials for the treatment of bipolar disorder. The staff offers comprehensive care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis to help you discover effective treatment options for your bipolar disorder symptoms. If you’re interested in learning more about clinical trials for bipolar disorder, call Community Clinical Research today or request more information online.

Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder used to be known as a manic-depressive disorder because of the nature of its symptoms. Generally, those with bipolar disorder experience episodes of extreme highs called manic episodes as well as periods of extreme lows.

This causes symptoms of:

Depression

  • Guilt
  • Hopelessness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Loss of interest in activities

Mania

  • Rapid or compulsive speech (“pressured speech”)
  • Lots of energy
  • Trying to do a lot of things at once

The severity of these symptoms can vary from person to person and become serious enough to lead to a disability. 

There is no specific identifiable cause of bipolar disorder. You may develop the condition due to the structure and function of your brain or due to your family history and genetics.

How do I qualify to participate in a clinical trial for bipolar disorder?

To determine if patients qualify for ongoing clinical trials for the treatment of bipolar disorder, Dr. Brown and the experienced psychiatric team perform psychiatric assessments at Community Clinical Research.

The team reviews your medical history and your bipolar-related symptoms. They assess your brain function through on-site diagnostic tests.

The team can determine if you’re a good fit for bipolar disorder clinical trials on an outpatient or inpatient basis.

What is involved in a clinical trial for bipolar disorder?

The Community Clinical Research staff offers clinical trials at no cost to you for the purpose of identifying medical treatments for bipolar disorder symptoms, including acute mania and depression.

The clinical trials focus on the long-term outcome of treatments for the overall stabilization of bipolar disorder. For both inpatient and outpatient participants, the team provides psychopharmacology consultations and treatment services.

As an inpatient study participant, you have 24/7 access to licensed and experienced mental health specialists that closely monitor your care and track the progress of your treatment. In addition to a comfortable facility environment, you can engage in organized activities, including day trips and gardening activities, and use the dayroom that’s equipped with a pool table and television.

Following the completion of your clinical trial, the Community Clinical Research staff provides you with community resources and recommendations for health care professionals to see for the continued treatment of your bipolar disorder.

To learn more about clinical trials for bipolar disorder, call Community Clinical Research today or request more information online now.