Gabapentin for Bipolar & Cannabis Use Disorders: Relation to Brain GABA/Glutamate Save

Date Added
September 5th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00069905
Researcher
James Prisciandaro

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Keywords
Depression, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Substance Use
Summary

This study examines the effects of the FDA-approved medication Gabapentin among individuals with Bipolar Disorder who smoke marijuana. Participants in the study will take Gabapentin and matched placebo (one at a time) for 5 days each. There are 5 study visits, including 2 MRI scans.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sara Hix
843-792-0572
bipolardisorder@musc.edu

Imaging Framework for Testing GABAergic/glutamatergic Drugs in Bipolar Alcoholics Save

Date Added
April 4th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00064964
Researcher
James Prisciandaro

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Keywords
Alcohol, Depression, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Substance Use
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This study examines the effects of the medication gabapentin and the supplement n-acetylcysteine among individuals with Bipolar Disorder who regularly drink alcohol. Participants in this study will take gabapentin, n-acetylcysteine, and matched placebo (one at a time) for 5 days each. There are 8 study visits, including 3 MRI scans.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sara Hix
843-792-0572
hixs@musc.edu

Neuroimaging Mechanisms of Overlap Between Alcoholism and Bipolar Disorder Save

Date Added
October 2nd, 2012
PRO Number
Pro00019393
Researcher
James Prisciandaro

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Keywords
Alcohol, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Substance Use
Summary

Bipolar disorders (BD) and substance use disorders (SUD) co-occur very frequently, and co-occurring BD and SUD are associated with devastating public health costs. Unfortunately, there has been very little neurobiological research involving individuals with co-occurring BD and SUD to guide the development of effective treatments for this treatment-resistant population. In response to this clinical need, the proposed study will evaluate a potential mechanistic model of BD and alcohol dependence (AD) co-occurrence, involving shared neurochemical and neurobehavioral dysregulations, that could help to identify novel therapeutic targets for individuals with co-occurring BD and AD. Additionally, the MRS follow-up sub-study will evaluate the effects of recent alcohol drinking (<=48hrs vs >=1 week) on brain neurochemistry in individuals with co-occurring BD and AD.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sara Hix
843-792-0572
hixs@musc.edu

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