Impact of Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period on Women With Bipolar Disorder

Sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Phase Quota
Phase 1

This study will determine the risk factors for a depressive, manic, or hypomanic episode during pregnancy and the postpartum period in women with bipolar disorder.

Study Start Date: August 2005

Estimated Completion Date: Not specified

Specialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology: Obstetrics Psychiatry: Anxiety,Schizophrenia/Psychosis Nurse Practitioner: Women`s Health


No interventions cited

Inclusion criteria

  • Meets DSM-IV criteria for bipolar disorder of any type (1 or 2)
  • Currently pregnant and within 14 weeks gestation (as measured by date of last
  • menstrual period) or planning to become pregnant
  • No mood abnormalities at the time of conception
  • Currently being treated by a psychiatrist, physician, or mental health clinician

Exclusion criteria

  • Actively suicidal or homicidal
  • Any serious medical illness   

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts

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