Energy, Activity, and Mood Across the World

    Invitation to Participate

    We invite you to participate in a new and exciting web based study. Are you interested in psychology or wonder why and how your mood may affect your personal characteristics and behaviour? Would you like to learn how similar or different are your emotional experiences across people from different countries? Would you like to help us understand how common changes in mood, activity and energy levels are in people with no mental health problems in comparison to people who suffer from emotional problems? Would you like to help us develop better tools to identify and treat people with emotional problems? Then you may be interested in participating in this international web-based study. We are looking at how changes in mood, energy and activity levels affect the behavior of people across the world. Instead of looking simply at negative emotional states, we are primarily interested in positive mood states and their impact in people's social life and work. If you decide to participate you will be asked to complete 5 brief web-questionnaires and provide some simple demographic information (age, gender, country etc.). We are also evaluating the use of the Hypomanic Check List (HCL-32) questionnaire in comparison to other assessments in order to see how good it may be in detecting a possible Bipolar disorder. This will only take 15 minutes of your time. At the end of the study if you wish we can send you a report so you can see how your responses compare with other people across the world. After you complete the assessment you will have the chance to talk with one of our BipolarLab Psychologists who will discuss with you your results. We provide this consultation free of charge to all our research participants. If you have any more questions feel free to email us at support@bipolarlab.com, otherwise you may proceed with the web study.

    Your Consent

    I freely and voluntarily consent to be a participant in the research project entitled "An International Web-based Investigation of Changes in Energy, Activity and Mood Across the World" conducted under the auspices of the Hellenic Bipolar Organisation and BipolarLab.com The broad goal of this study is to explore and assess positive mood states and their impact in people's social life and work as well as to investigate how common changes in mood, activity and energy levels are in people with no mental health problems in comparison to people who suffer from emotional problems. Specifically, I have been told that upon completion of the informed consent I will be asked to complete 5 brief web-questionnaires and provide some simple demographic information (age, gender, country etc.). The session should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. I have been told that my responses will be kept strictly confidential. I also understand that if at any time during the session I feel unable or unwilling to continue, I am free to leave without negative consequences. That is, my participation in this study is completely voluntary, and I may withdraw from this study at any time. My withdrawal would not result in any penalty, academic or otherwise. I have been given the opportunity to ask questions regarding the procedure, and my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I have been informed that if I have any general questions about this project, or ethical issues relating to the project, I should feel free to contact the principal investigator of the study Dr Yanni Malliaris at yanni@bipolarlab.com
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