The Daily REST Study:
A Study of Sleep in Youth with Bipolar Disorder

Who can participate in the study?

Youth with bipolar disorder who are 14 to 21 years old. A parent must be willing to participate in interviews and questionnaires with us.

How can I contact the research team?

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Why study sleep in youth with bipolar disorder?

Sleep and circadian rhythms are commonly disrupted in adults with bipolar disorder and these disruptions have been shown to relate to mood changes. However, very little is known about the ways in which sleep and circadian rhythms may be disrupted in youth with bipolar disorder, or how such disruptions may affect mood in this population. The goal of the study is to address this gap. To do so, we use gold standard methods to assess sleep and mood. The study is an observational study conducted in the youth's natural environment.

Why participate?

Participating in this study may help advance knowledge about the nature of sleep and circadian disruption in bipolar disorder. Many sleep and circadian issues can be alleviated with treatment. Identifying the nature of sleep and circadian disruption in youth with bipolar disorder will help inform treatments to reduce symptoms and improve prognosis among youth with bipolar disorder.

What does the study involve?

An interested youth and parent must first complete a confidential phone interview with one of our staff members to help determine eligibility for the study. If the youth seems eligible, both the participant and parent complete in-person interviews and questionnaires at Stanford University to finalize eligibility. This visit is 3-4 hours in duration. If eligible:

·      Youth completes two overnight sleep assessments at home.
·      Youth fills out brief (3-5 minute) diaries using his/her cell phone for three weeks.
·      Youth wears a wristwatch that measures body movements for three weeks.

You will be compensated up to $215 for completing the study.

Who is funding the study?

The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Where is the study conducted?

The in-person interview is completed at the Stanford School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (see map below). Overnight sleep assessments are completed at participant’s home. Online diaries can be completed in any location with wireless reception.

401 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA 94305-5717