We are currently researching the following areas relating to mood disorders and are looking for volunteers:

 

Implementing NICE guidelines on bipolar disorder
Principal Investigator:  Professor Richard Morriss

Study summary:

This study is looking at compliance with NICE guidelines and service user views about their care. The study is looking for people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder to complete a service user survey and/or give permission for researchers to access their medical care records to assess the care they have received. People can choose if they wish to take part in either one or both parts of the study.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Lead Research Delivery Officer - Sandra Simpson

Tel: 07771 944659
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This study is due to recruit participants until December 2018.

 

BRIGhtMIND    * Coming soon - December 2018*   
Principal Investigator:  Professor Richard Morriss

Study summary:
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a mild form of brain stimulation that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. It is a painless, non-invasive procedure that has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for depression. No anaesthesia is required for this treatment, and it does not cause any memory problems.

This study is taking place to find out how to achieve the best results from TMS, in terms of where it needs to be targeted on the scalp and the pattern of the magnetic pulses to use. It is thought that by doing this, the proportion of people who respond to TMS and the length of time they remain well afterwards might be increased.

The area of the brain to be targeted will be identified via a MRI brain scan.

The study is looking for patients who are aged over 18, have a diagnosis of treatment resistant depression and who are willing and able to have an MRI scan.

Those taking part in the research will have the following visits/meetings:

  1. Meet with the researcher to discuss the study, assess eligibility to take part, give consent to take part and complete some questionnaires (approx. 90 minutes)
  2. Attend for an MRI brain scan (approx. 1 hr)
  3. Attend for 20 treatment sessions (daily over a 4 week period)
  4. Meet with researcher to complete some questionnaires, at 8 week time-point (approx. 1 hr)
  5. Meet with researcher to complete some questionnaires, at 16 week time-point (approx. 1 hr)
  6. Attend for a MRI brain scan at 16 week time-point (approx. 1 hr)
  7. Meet with researcher to complete some questionnaires, at 26 week time-point (approx. 1 hr)

To register your interest or for more information please contact Lead Research Delivery Officer – Sandra Simpson.
Tel: 07771 944659
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