The Child Bipolar Disorder Network (CBN): A Collaborative Treatment Study of Youth With or at High Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Primary Objective

This is multi-site study consisting of a consortium of 4 universities (see below), all of whom have expertise in diagnosing, assessing and treating bipolar spectrum disorders (BD) in youth. Ultimately, this work will set up the infrastructure for future clinical trials of novel treatments for youth at high-risk for BD.

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For this study, we are looking for children, teens, and young adults (ages 9 to 19 years) who have moods that alternate between depression and periods of excessive energy and activity. Participants will get a full diagnostic evaluation from a psychologist/psychiatrist team, along with recommendations for medical and psychological treatment. Those accepted into the study will be seen by a study-affiliated psychiatrist that specializes in mood disorders for up to 12 months. Participants will be compensated for their time in completing research interviews and questionnaires.


Child to Adult


To qualify as a participant, you must: ■ Be between 9 to 19 years of age ■ Diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) I or II, otherwise specified BD (OSBD), or cyclothymic disorder. ■ Have one parent/guardian available to complete assessments

Type of Study



Department Specific Free Standing Clinic
Outpatient CTRC

Principal Investigator
Photograph of Christopher Schneck,  MD

Christopher Schneck, MD

Study ID

Protocol Number: 22-0853

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