About the Australian Genetics of Bipolar Disorder Study













Australian researchers are joining forces with clinicians, high profile mental health advocates and study participants nation-wide to call for 5,000 Australians aged 18 and above, who have been treated for bipolar disorder, to volunteer for the world’s largest and most rigorous investigation into the serious and potentially life-threatening illness.

There is strong link between genetics and bipolar disorder. The human genome contains around 20,000 genes. Although we do not yet know what all the genes are that influence bipolar, what we do know is how to identify them. We just need a large enough study, performed in the right way, to identify these genes.

Volunteers must be:

  • Male or female
  • Aged 18 and above
  • Have been treated for bipolar disorder
  • To volunteer, watch this space.