Inflammation in Mood Disorders

Project summary

This study is sponsored by the Integrated Mood Disorders Study Center and the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA. The goal of this study is to understand whether different mood states and mood disorders are associated with inflammation (a typical physical response to injury or infection) among children and adolescents. We will be asking youth and their parents to answer some questions about the youth’s moods, relationships and daily activities. We will also be collecting a small sample of blood from the youth so we can look at levels of inflammation in the blood of different youth.

To qualify:

  1. Children ages 12-18 years
  2. Currently in good physical health
  3. Diagnosis of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders OR Major Depressive Disorder

Project Status: Enrollment is closed for this study

Current status: Project live.


Primary Investigator: David Miklowitz, Ph.D.