The Bipolar and Depression Research Program

The Bipolar and Depression Research Program is a clinical research program focused on treatment of individuals with bipolar and major depressive disorders directed by Drs. Trisha Suppes and Michael Ostacher. It is located on the campus of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and affiliated with the VA and the Stanford School of Medicine. All studies are open to the general public as well as veterans and active duty military personnel. Our research focuses on Bipolar Disorder, including Bipolar Disorder that occurs with Generalized Anxiety Disorder or Life Time Panic Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We have several current studies underway.  A new division of our research efforts is addressing moods disorders using exploratory therapeutics.  Compounds under consideration for depressed individuals:  Psilocybin and Pramipexole.