Bronx VA - Research Study on Bipolar Disorder

Join Our Research Study on Bipolar Disorder?

We are looking for military veterans between the ages of 18-65 who have ever experienced the following:

  • Significant shifts in mood
  • Rapid speech
  • Racing thoughts
  • Increased energy or irritability
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Impulsive thoughts

Participants will be compensated up to $825 for their participation. There is no cost to participate. Transportation may be provided. The study involves:

  • Diagnostic/clinical assessments
  • Questionnaires
  • Blood draws
  • Brain scan (MRI)


The goal is to understand the brain function in health, following mild TBI injury and/or in mental illness (e.g. depression, psychosis, etc). The study will be conducted at James J. Peters VA Medical Center (130 Kingsbridge Road) in the MIRECC Office on the 4th Floor, Room #4B-52 as well as Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (1470 Madison Avenue) over the span of 12 months.


For more information, please contact Sharon Alter at (718) 584-9000 x3786 or [email protected].


JJPVAMC IRB, Effective Date: April 21, 2022

PI: Dr. Philip Szeszko, Ph.D.

MIRB#: 01920