To Our Friends & Supporters

Many thanks for your continuing support of the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. All progress we make is attributable to your extraordinarily consistent generosity.

Your contributions have helped fund research that has resulted in ground‐breaking studies that identified a novel subtype, and an effective treatment for the most severe form of juvenile‐onset bipolar disorder (referred to as the Fear of Harm subtype). The research led to a major expansion of knowledge in the field.

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NPR Interview on Eric Walton, son of Liza Long “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother”

Dr. Papolos received an invitation to be interviewed for a segment on NPR’s Weekend Edition on childhood bipolar disorder that will air Sunday 4/24/2016 at 9:00am. The subject is being showcased because of a recent Tedx talk given by 16 y.o Eric Walton, the son of Liza Long, who published an article, “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother” several days after the Sandy Hook killings.

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JBRF Genetic Study

The Goal The goal of the Genetics Study is to better understand the genetic basis of juvenile bipolar disorder.  Greater comprehension of the biological basis of the disorder will lead to better methods of prevention and treatment. Genetics 101 The human body is composed of trillions of cells.  Each one of these cells contains chromosomes.…

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Ketamine clinical study kicks off!

A targeted treatment for children struggling with bipolar disorder. JBRF received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to begin the clinical trial of a pharmaceutical agent to treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children. The clinical trial will study the efficacy and safety of the use of intranasal ketamine in the…

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Press Release: FDA Approval

Maplewood, NJ – November 3, 2011The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation (“JBRF”) announced today that the Federal Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved its submission of a request to study the use of intranasal ketamine in the treatment of children ages 6-12 with bipolar disorder who also have an identifiable biological marker associated with body temperature dysregulation.…

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