Study Topic: Bipolar disorder

Cigarette smoking as a predictor of greater brain illness severity in bipolar disorder (Study 3819)

The UMN Bipolar Disorders Lab is investigating how smoking affects the brain in people diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Participating in this study involves one visit to the University of Minnesota campus. The visit will take about 4 hours and includes a 90 minute MRI brain scan, a clinical assessment, and a blood draw.

Participants who are able to complete the full visit will be compensated $150 for participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are between the ages of 16 and 40 and you fit into one of the four study groups:

 1.       Cigarette (tobacco) smokers, who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, type 1

2.       Vapers/e-cigarette users (no tobacco), who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, type 1

3.       NON-smokers, who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, type 1

4.       NON-smokers who have no history of bipolar disorder or any other mental health condition

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please begin by completing this online questionnaire:  https://is.gd/study3819

Once you have completed the questionnaire, we will review your responses and will reach out to you if we believe that you are eligible to participate in the study.