Research studies for people with bipolar disorder
We are seeking participants for our bipolar disorder research studies. Our research ranges from developing and testing new and exciting treatments to online questionnaires, e-mental health tools and phone interviews.
Chief Investigator: Quincy Wong
Many people that experience a mental illness change their daily activities. These behavioural changes can be detected by sensors embedded in smartphones. We are currently testing the Socialise app developed by the Black Dog Institute to find out if a smartphone app can help the detection and diagnosis of mental illness.
Personalised relaxation intervention study
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Ute Vollmer-Conna
We are looking for participants with a current diagnosis of depression and who are also experiencing sleep difficulties (e.g. unrefreshing sleep). By participating in this study you may help researchers to better understand the factors contributing to poor sleep quality and everyday functioning in individuals with depression or bipolar.
New non-medication treatment for depression including bipolar disorder
Chief Investigator: Professor Colleen Loo
Professor Colleen Loo and her team are conducting a depression treatment trial of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) which could be a potential alternative to medication and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
An app to help people with suicidal thoughts
Chief Investigator: Professor Helen Christensen
We are looking for individuals to participate in a trial of a new tablet-based app designed to improve mental health and reduce suicidal thoughts. Many people find it difficult to share their suicidal thoughts and we want to examine if an anonymous self-help app helps people with suicidal thoughts.