We are working with the Bipolar Disorder Research Network and other partners on a number of studies to help us better understand the causes of postpartum psychosis and mood disorders in pregnancy.
To help us with this important work we need women with bipolar disorder and those who have experienced an episode of postpartum psychosis to share their experiences by participating in our research.
How can you help?
Understanding postpartum psychosis
This project aims to look at how genes and environmental factors interact and make some women more likely than others to experience postpartum psychosis.
As every woman's experience of postpartum psychosis is different, we need thousands of women to take part in this study.
Bipolar, pregnancy and childbirth
We are working with the University of Worcester to find out more about the factors that make some women with bipolar disorder more or less likely to experience episodes of illness in relation to childbirth. We hope this research will lead to better prediction and treatments for these episodes.
For this study we are looking for women with bipolar disorder who are currently pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
:Together we can make a difference
We are working with Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) to develop a new guide to aid decision making related to pregnancy and the postpartum period.
We would like women with lived experience of bipolar disorder and/or postpartum psychosis to help us develop and test the guide.
Pregnancy planning study (PREP)
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