The BCRP provides ongoing treatment to adult patients with bipolar disorder, including medication treatment and psychosocial or talk therapy where appropriate.
Long-term follow-up treatment is generally available only to those living near enough to the hospital to make ongoing visits practical. Follow up appointments with doctors at the clinic may be scheduled after an initial evaluation or participation in a research protocol. See About This Program for more information.
Research & Clinical Trials:
The BCRP also conducts a variety of Clinical Trials. Patients who meet eligibility requirements for research projects will be invited to participate in ongoing studies. In the informed consent process, the research staff will review the specific risks and benefits of entering research. Current studies include clinical trials of new treatments as well as several studies that involve brain imaging or biochemical tests. Patients wishing to be involved in research are asked to call the BCRPs triage phone line at (866) 99-MOODS or (617) 643-2076. Patients will be asked to answer questions about their symptoms in order to determine if they are eligible for one of the ongoing studies. Patients may also sign up for the volunteer research registry by e-mailing us at BCRPnewsletter@partners.org