Bipolar Research at IU


After you have explored our web site, we invite you to follow the links here to other web sites you may find useful.  This page provides useful links to other sites on the web with information and resources about manic depression and psychiatric research.  If you would like to see a link added to this site, or if one of our links is out of date, please send mail to the webmaster.


National Organizations

Bipolar Disorder Genetics Collaboration

Indiana University serves as the national coordinating center for this collaboration of nine leading medical research centers. This site includes additional information about biploar disorder, the collaboration, and the search for the genes responsible for bipolar affective disorder.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

(Formerly NDMDA-National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
730 N. Franklin Street, Ste. 501
Chicago, Illinois  60610-3526
Phone: 800-826-3632

This is the nation's largest patient-run, illness specific organization.
Description of Services:

–Support Groups conducted by local chapters provide a forum for patients and family members to share coping skills and build self-esteem.
–Outreach Newsletter, available quarterly to members, covers research and treatment, consumer awareness and advocacy, and allows for the exchange of information by reporting local chapter activities.
–Educational Video, Dark Glasses and Kaleidoscopes: Living with Manic Depression, is available for free rental at Blockbuster Video.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

200 N. Glebe Rd., Ste. 1015
Arlington, VA  22203-3754
Phone: 703-524-7600

NAMI is the national umbrella organization for more than 1,140 local support and advocacy groups for families and individuals affected by serious brain disorders.   Members of NAMI are families, friends, and people suffering from severe mental disorders such as depressive illness.


Other Links

Indiana University Department of Psychiatry

Indiana University

Mood Stabilizer Study

NIMH Data Archive

The National Institute of Mental Health Genetics Initiative Data Archive to which this study contributes data.  Researchers in psychiatric genetics will find this site useful for accessing the forms and protocol that are used by our researchers.

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