The Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program (CHAMP) at UCLA is recruiting participants for a study of children AT RISK for bipolar disorder. Eligible families will have a biological parent with bipolar disorder and a child or teen (age 9-17) with mood swings or significant sadness. Participating families will receive a diagnostic evaluation, family-based therapy, and, when relevant, medication management from a psychiatrist. There is no charge for participating in this research program.
1. The child must have a biological parent with bipolar disorder.
2. The child must be between the ages of 9 – 17 years old.
3. The child must be exhibiting symptoms of depression or impairing mood swings.
4. The child does not have a developmental disorder and is not currently using drugs or alcohol.