Treated for bipolar disorder? To help us understand this devastating disorder & find a cure

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is appealing for Australians aged 18+ who have been treated for bipolar disorder to volunteer for the ‘Australian Genetics of Bipolar Disorder Study’.

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.

The 'Australian Genetics of Bipolar Disorder Study’ – the local arm of an international scientific collaboration – aims to identify the genes that predispose people to bipolar disorder, in order to develop new treatments, and ultimately find a cure for the disorder.

This groundbreaking research should allow us to identify specific genes that influence a person’s risk of developing bipolar disorder.

Cracking the genetic code will enable us to develop new, and more effective, personalised treatments that target the problem directly.

Recruitment closes June 30, 2024.

To learn more, or to volunteer for the 'Australian Genetics of Bipolar Disorder Study:


Call: 1800 257 179

Write to: Locked bag 2000, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, QLD, 4029 AUSTRALIA.

Help us meet our target of 5,000 Australian adult volunteers by participating in our study today

Study goal
Australian study participants
Current tally
Australian study participants

Count as of midday, Thursday, January 18, 2024

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