Frequently asked questions

Who can participate in the
'Australian Genetics of Bipolar Disorder Study'?

Volunteers must be:

  • Male or female
  • Aged 18+
  • Have been treated for bipolar disorder.

What is the process of the
'Australian Genetics of Bipolar Disorder Study’ ?

Confidentiality and genetic data storage

Study participation is strictly confidential. All patient information provided will be maintained in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act (1988) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Guidelines.

Providing a saliva sample

If you are having trouble producing a sample, please visualise squeezing a half-lemon.

Please note that any volume is useful, even with bubbles.

If you are still unable to produce a sample, take a teaspoon of water, vigorously swish it around in your mouth and add that to the tube.

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Participate in our survey to help us
better understand the genetics of bipolar