Recruiting for Treatment Study – video

Recruiting for Treatment Study – video

This is a video that documents the experiences of three children who have participated in the pilot study of intranasal ketamine as a treatment for juvenile bipolar disorder.

Dr. Demitri Papolos, Director of Research for JBRF, developed and implemented a pilot study to explore the efficacy of intranasal ketamine as a treatment for children who have been diagnosed with early-onset bipolar disorder.  The study is in its fourth year and includes over 20 children and teens who fit the Fear of Harm profile (click here for a description of the Fear of Harm Phenotype) and struggle with thermoregulatory dysfunction (click here to access the study relevant to thermoregulation).

The children and teens participating in this pilot study had symptoms that were resistant to traditional treatment protocols for bipolar disorder.

Please click here to view the video.





Prevalence, Persistence, and Severity of Psychiatric Illness in Teens

Sobering statistics reveal the necessity of investing in research today.

The diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in childhood would drastically reduce the effects of symptoms among the teenage population.  An investment in research now could save a countless number of teenagers from social impairment, behavioral issues, school/work failures and suicidal idealization.

Dr. Robert L. Findling, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University, presents the findings of recent studies: psychiatric disorders were found to be not only prevalent but also substantially persistent among teenagers.

For your information we have provided a link to Dr. Findling’s presentation: Prevalence, Persistence, and Severity of Psychiatric Illness in Teens.

Your investment in research could reap dividends that will improve the chances for children to beat the symptoms and effects of psychiatric disorders.

Please consider making an investment in research that is focused solely on divining the cause of bipolar disorder in children.

Your donation today may mean relief for many – and for all the generations that will follow.  It is an investment in everyone’s future.

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