Research Study

The Longitudinal Course of Intracortical Myelination and Cognitive Function in Bipolar Disorder
Principal Investigator 
Lakshmi N. Yatham


Body Locations and Systems 
Bipolar Disorder
Study Start/End 
Jun 27, 2018 to Oct 31, 2022
UBC Hospital
Adam White, Research Coordinator
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of this study is to see whether the loss of a specific substance (called myelin) in the outer part of the brain accounts for poor cognitive function in participants with bipolar disorder as compared to healthy participants.


The following may participate:

  • Males and females (must be pre-menopausal), aged between 16-45 years
  • Those with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder whose mood symptoms are presently well controlled or healthy volunteers.
  • Those who are capable of understanding, consenting to, and complying with the requirements of the study.
  • Those who are clinically stable on current medication.

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