BDRN team present at the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)

Members of the BDRN team were pleased to present at the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) 13-15th May 2021.  BDRN members Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith and Dr Katie Swaden Lewis, along with Dr Kate Saunders from the University of Oxford, all gave presentations during a symposium session titled Longitudinal Remote Mood Monitoring for Research Read More …

Largest genetic study of bipolar disorder provides new insight into its biology and new potential treatments

A recent study published in the journal Nature Genetics has brought the Bipolar Workgroup of the international Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), of which BDRN is a key member, one step closer to understanding the neurobiology of bipolar disorder. We are striving to better understand the genetics behind bipolar disorder. Together we studied over 7.5 million common variations Read More …

Migraine associated with early onset postpartum depression in women with major depressive disorder

Major depressive disorder and migraine are both more common among women than men with women’s reproductive years being associated with increased susceptibility to both conditions. We have recently had a paper accepted in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health reporting the findings of a study examining associations between migraine and clinical features of depression in Read More …

Launch of BDRN COVID-19 survey

It is now almost a year since restrictions came into place in the UK to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been a difficult time for everyone and in particular for many individuals with mood disorders and their families. Over the next few weeks we will be asking BDRN participants if they would be willing Read More …

BDRN Twitter relaunch

As we move into 2021, we would like to wish all our participants the very best for the year ahead. Undoubtedly, the beginning of this year has not been the start we had all hoped for and our thoughts are with everyone during this particularly challenging time. We would like to take the opportunity to Read More …

The questions those with lived experience choose to monitor their bipolar disorder

We have recently had a paper accepted in the Journal of Affective Disorders reporting the findings of a unique study. Using our online mood monitoring tool, True Colours, we explored the topics of personalised questions that our participants chose to ask themselves in relation to monitoring their bipolar disorder. Our findings revealed the questions fell Read More …