Treatment for Manic Disorder

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Mass General Hospital Navy Yard Building 149, Charlestown, MA
Manic Disorder+1 More
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Transcranial light therapy, or transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM), is a treatment that stimulates the brain by applying near-infrared light to the forehead. Transcranial light therapy has been found to promote brain metabolism, which may help improve executive function in people with bipolar disorder. The research team proposes a novel approach to treating bipolar disorder by using transcranial light therapy.

Eligible Conditions

  • Manic Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Day 1 and Day 5 of tPBM treatment

Day 5
Test the effect of tPBM on CBF

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

2 of 3
This is further along than 68% of similar trials

Trial Design

0 Treatment Group

20 Total Participants · 0 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Treatment · No Placebo Group · Phase 2

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: day 1 and day 5 of tpbm treatment
Closest Location: Mass General Hospital Navy Yard Building 149 · Charlestown, MA
N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
0 TrialsResearching Manic Disorder
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are eligible for the study if you are between the ages of 18 and 65.
You have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.