RESEARCH STUDY: Bipolar disorder and the impact on family relationships ‘please help if you can’

“If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and would like to help with research looking into bipolar disorder and the impact on family relationships please read on, without volunteers psychological research would grind to a standstill, you will be very much appreciated by some pretty clever people for taking part in the study” – Rob, webmaster for M.U.N.        

We are carrying out a study across the North West that investigates the needs and experiences of people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and their family or friends. This aims to help in the development of family interventions to support people with the diagnosis and those around them.

We are looking for pairs of people who are both willing to take part, consisting of a person with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and their relative or close friend. The study will involve meeting separately with a trained researcher at your home, to complete a number of interviews and questionnaires that will explore your experiences. These will be used to identify links between the symptoms of the person with bipolar disorder and the needs and responses of their relative or friend.

The study will be taking place until March 2009, and at the end we will get in touch to let you know the findings.

If you would be interested in taking part, or in finding out more about the study, please contact

Lalitha (Lali) Iyadurai, Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Manchester


Tel: 07962 997070

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