Highlights from “Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Revelation in Psychiatry”

Watch highlights from our recent live streaming event:

An accurate diagnosis is a path to hope, Elizabeth Errico MA, LPC, NCC

JBRF’s Elizabeth Errico, Director of Education presents:

An accurate diagnosis is a path to hope:

NPR's A1 Segment - Special K: Ketamine, From Party Drug To Depression Medication

On Monday April 21st, the JBRF’s Director of Research, Dr. Demitri Papolos was interviewed on NPR’s A1 segment titled Special K: Ketamine, From Party Drug To Depression Medication.

To read or listen the article follow this link
https://the1a.org/shows/2019-04-22/depression-and-you on NPR’s website.

JBRF and FOH was featured on the Morning Edition once again.

We are honored to announce that NPR’s “Morning Edition” has once again taken a look at JBRF’s groundbreaking research, and how it’s helping real people right now. Tune in to NPR’s “Morning Edition” to learn about current research, and how JBRF’s discoveries are having an impact on patients every day.

The segment features interviews with Dr. Demitri Papolos,The Director of Research of the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, and Dr. Martin Teicher of Harvard Medical Study, who is executing the JBRF funded “Open fMRI Study of the Neurobiological Effects of Intranasal Ketamine in Children and Adults with Bipolar Disorder – Fear of Harm Phenotype.” It also features a patient with Fear of Harm who describes the treatment and its results over the last four years.

To listen to the program and read the article please
follow this link: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/06/04/615671405/from-chaos-to-calm-a-life-changed-by-ketamine. And to learn more and continue to support this critical work, visit www.JBRF.org.

April 2016: NPR Interviews Dr. Papolos on Eric Walton

Son of Liza Long “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother”

The subject is being showcased because of a recent TEDx talk given by 16 year old Eric Walton, the son of Liza Long, who published an article, “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother” several days after the Sandy Hook killings.

Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation

JBRF is an organization that actively promotes and supports scientific research focused on the cause of and treatments for bipolar disorder in children.

We are the first and only non-profit foundation dedicated solely to promoting research to identify the source of early-onset bipolar disorder. Read more about JBRF


JBRF sponsored investigators have looked long and hard at the total symptom profile of thousands of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

From this, a compelling new view of the illness has emerged.

Investigators are confident that they have identified a true, brain-based, heritable condition which has a broad range of symptoms and which is strongly correlated to problems with how the body regulates temperature.


A Statement of Support

JBRF is a research organization –but some of us are also parents. Those of us who aren’t parents have been involved with the struggle long enough to share the perspective. The following is a statement of empathy and support to all the families out there. Read our Statement of Support