Bipolar Disorder Pediatric Research and Clinical Trials

Research & Innovation

At Children’s Hospital Boston, we’re dedicated to proving the effectiveness of our treatment approaches through rigorous scientific testing. Our research program is one of the largest and most active of any pediatric hospital in the world.

Each day, we work toward important discoveries that propel new advances in preventing, diagnosing and treating mental and behavioral disorders. This research reinforces our ongoing commitment to enhancing mental health for all children and adolescents.

Taking a closer look at causes, treatments for pediatric bipolar disorder
Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD, Children’s medical director for Psychiatry Outpatient Services and chief of the Psychopharmacology Clinic, is investigating the neurobiological factors behind pediatric bipolar disorder. He is also conducting a clinical trial of the drug Risperidone(Risperdal) in treating the disease. Learn more about the trial.

Learn more about psychiatry research at Children’s.

Clinical trials 

It’s possible that your child will be eligible to participate in one of Boston Children's Hospital's current clinical trials. These studies are useful for a multitude of reasons:

Some trials are designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a particular medication treatment or therapy on a specific disease; others help doctors to better understand how and why certain conditions occur.

Participation in any clinical trial is always completely voluntary: We will take care to fully explain all elements of the treatment plan prior to the start of the trial, and you may remove your child from the medical study at any time.

Find a clinical trial

Search current and upcoming clinical trials at Children’s

Search the NIH’s list of clinical trials taking place around the world