Student Projects

Health and wellbeing in people with bipolar disorder

Project Supervisor/s

Project is suitable for PhD students only.

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong and severe psychiatric illness characterized by recurrences of episodes of depression and hypomania or mania. Lithium is the first option in the pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder. However, only one third of patients have a good response to this treatment, i.e., they often recover and remain well as long as they continue taking Lithium. The rest have a partial or deficient response.

QIMR Berghofer is part of an international effort to identify individual differences in Lithium response. We are collecting data across Australia on mental health, wellbeing and treatment response on bipolar disorder. We offer a project to analyse Lithium response in bipolar patients, comorbidity with other disorders and quality of life.

Please note this is a dry lab analysis focused project.

To apply for this project, please contact the project supervisor/s

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