Researchers

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program (617-643-2076) provides information, treatment, research, and self-care tools to persons with bipolar disorder and their families.

A blank mood chart in pdf form
can be downloaded from http://www.manicdepressive.org/moodinstruct.html

The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder, Third Edition

The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder, Third Edition
Author: Demitri Papolos
Publisher: Broadway; 3rd edition (October 2, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0767928601
ISBN-13: 978-0767928601

Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach, Second Edition

Publisher: The Guilford Press; Second Edition edition (February 8, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1606236458
ISBN-13: 978-1606236451

Mayo Clinic's Page on Bipolar Disorder

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first."

Features: online health community, Mayo Clinic publications, expert FAQs and blog, stress management videos

Child & Adolescent Mood Disorders Program (CHAMP)

The CHAMP program provides diagnostic evaluations, second opinion consultation, and short-term treatments (medication management and various forms of psychotherapy) for youth who have symptoms of significant and impairing mood disorders and their families. The Program’s focus is on pediatric bipolar disorder (extreme high and low moods).  We will see children from age 7 years to 17 yrs, 11 mos.
CHAMP offers the following services:

International Society for Bipolar Disorder

Mission Statement

The Society aims to become the internationally recognized forum to foster ongoing international collaboration on education and research with an objective to advance the treatment of all aspects of bipolar disorders, resulting in improvements in outcomes/quality of life for those with bipolar disorder and their significant others.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD)

The largest donor-supported, nongovernment organization dedicated to raising and distributing funds for research into the nature, causes, treatments, and prevention of severe mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and severe anxiety disorders. Its website includes up-to-date information about the diagnosis and treatment of severe psychiatric disorders.
(from The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Miklowitz, 2011)

National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI)

Grass-roots self-help support and advocacy; very large in scope and comprehensive in resources.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund

Early-career fellowships and awards for researchers in the neurosciences and psychiatric disorders

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation

Mission Statement
The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding and research for early-onset Bipolar Disorder. The Foundation is on a Quest For The Test™ to find an empirical, biomarker test for Bipolar Disorder so that early detection and intervention become a reality.

Goals
Ryan's parents created The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation to foster awareness, understanding and research for early-onset Bipolar Disorder. The Foundation has adopted two strategic initiatives:

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