|Organization name||Description||Key Projects||Financial info||Year Founded||Executive Director/ Chairman||Address / Phone / Website||Legislative Advocacy / Activity in D.C.|
|Bipolar Disorders Clinic|
in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences / Stanford Medicine
|The Bipolar Disorders Clinic is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. We offer on-going clinical treatment, manage clinical trials and neuroimaging studies, lecture and teach seminar courses at Stanford University and train residents in the School of Medicine.|
Clinic Chief Terence A. Ketter, M.D. is internationally known for his groundbreaking research on the neurobiology of mood disorders. Dr. Ketter is joined by a team of dedicated psychiatrists and researchers who specialize in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorders.
|Some of their current research focuses on: Efficacy of Suvorexant to Treat Insomnia Related to Bipolar Disorder and Actigraphy and Mood Disorders.|
The Bipolar and Depression Research Program is a clinical research program focused on treatment of individuals with bipolar and major depressive disorders directed by Dr. Trisha Suppes. It is located on the campus of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and affiliated with the VA and the Stanford School of Medicine.
The clinic also manages the From Affective Illness to Recovery: Student Access to Rapid Treatment (FAIR START) program strives to address these challenges by enhancing access to see academic medical center expert clinical research providers to diagnose and treat bipolar disorder for individuals lacking more expensive health insurance.
|None Listed||1908||Dr. Terence Ketter|
Professor and Chief
|401 Quarry Road|
Stanford , CA 94305-5723
|Boston Childrens Hospital||Children’s Hospital Boston has long been at the forefront of providing expert, compassionate care to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health issues. As one of the largest pediatric psychiatric services in New England, Children’s has a team of expert psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers to help families get the individualized treatment you need to cope with bipolar disorder.|
Their Department of Psychiatry team members are leaders in researching, diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder, as well as many other conditions
|They offer testing and diagnosis, treatments, research and clinical trials, as well as outpatient psychiatry services.||None Listed||1869||Sandra L. Fenwick|
President and CEO
|300 Longwood Avenue|
Boston, MA 02115 USA
|Boston Children’s Hospital actively supports legislation that will help the hospital fulfill its mission to provide exceptional clinical care, research new cures, train the next generation of pediatric providers, and improve the health and well-being of children and families. Staff in their Office of Government Relations work in close collaboration with city, state and federal legislators to identify and advance legislation that meets this goal. They list their top priorities for health policies on their website (includes mental health, but more generalized health priorities)|
They also host events and advocacy days in Boston to inform people about legislation.
|Child Mind Institute||The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. They deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.||School-based initiatives|
Community health initiatives
Military family support
Education and outreach programs
|Total assets in 2015 were $18.9 Million||2009||Brooke Garber Neidich|
Co-Founder and Chair
|445 Park Avenue |
New York, NY 10022
|Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences||An internationally recognized leader in laboratory and clinical research, the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is among the top 5 psychiatry departments in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The Department has NIH funding that spans 14 different institutions and across a spectrum of areas in mental and behavioral health.||Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was awarded 79 new grants in 2015-2016 from NIH and other external sources. These grants support a diverse range of work that spans the translational continuum from bench to bedside and beyond.||None Listed||1943||-||8 Duke University Medical Center Greenspace|
Durham, NC 27703
|Gracie Square Hospital||Gracie Square Hospital offers a specialized unit focusing on the treatment of adults with affective Disorders. Individuals suffering from Depression and Bipolar Disorders and other conditions manifesting mood symptoms receive state of the art psychopharmacology and psychotherapy after a thorough diagnostic assessment. Multidisciplinary treatment planning includes the treatment providers and patient for formulation of an individualized plan for care during the admission. Individual therapy, milieu treatment, diverse groups and therapeutic activities comprise active treatment, often in addition to medication management.||Combinations of medications and short term therapies are often the most effective approaches for these conditions. Patients with treatment resistant symptoms or requiring complex medication regimens are often best monitored on an inpatient setting. In addition an inpatient unit with a focus on mood disorders can address safety issues and medical monitoring. During the stay experienced social workers discuss appropriate outpatient follow up and access to community resources to promote recovery. Group and individual therapies on the Affective Disorders Unit draw upon principles from cognitive behavioral and dialectic behavioral techniques. Our multidisciplinary approach in a healing, therapeutic milieu with an array of resources aims to promote wellness while providing skills for relapse prevention and return to optimal functioning.||None Listed||1959||Philip J. Wilner, MD, MBA|
|420 East 76th Street|
New York, NY 10021
|Harvard Brain Science Initiative - Bipolar Disorder Seed Grants||The HBI Bipolar Disorder Seed Grant Program supports research that advances the basic understanding and eventual treatment of bipolar disorder. Supported by a generous gift from Kent and Liz Dauten, this program seeks innovative, visionary projects with new ideas and approaches that otherwise may not attract seed funding from conventional sources. A first round of awards was made November 2015, and a second in February 2017.||Seeks grantees with innovative ideas that otherwise would not attract seed funding from conventional sources||Primarily sponsored by Kent and Liz Dauten||2015||Michael Eldon Greenberg, PhD |
Joshua R. Sanes, PhD
|Office of the Provost|
Smith Campus Center
Cambridge MA 02138
|Harvard Department of Psychiatry / |
Cambridge Hospital Bipolar Disorder Research Program
|The Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School coordinates the psychiatric resources of nine major teaching institutions in the Greater Boston area into a collaborative whole that is dedicated to quality clinical services, excellent training and education, and innovative research. This collaboration is accomplished by developing complementary, interdigitated and specialized roles that optimize the existing expertise and unique strengths of each participant institution.||The program manages the STEP-BD project, an NIMH-funded longitudinal study of bipolar disorder, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital. They are also conducting an open, randomized study, also funded by the NIMH, examining long-term antidepressant outcome in bipolar disorder. |
They are also collaborating with Dr. Goldberg on two separate, open clinical trials examining the use of atypical neuroleptic agents in the treatment of bipolar disorder. They also conduct retrospective chart review studies on a regular basis, providing pilot data upon which future prospective studies can be based. They have recently published chart reviews examining the use of anticonvulsants such as oxcarbazepine and topiramate in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
In addition, they have begun a collaboration with the Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology program at the Cambridge Health Alliance, examining the use of atypical neuroleptics in the younger population.
|The program receives grant support from NIMH, Astra/Zeneca, Janssen Pharmaceutica, and Abbott Laboratories||1811||S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D.|
|1493 Cambridge Street|
Cambridge, MA 02139
|Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic & Research Program||The BCRP provides ongoing treatment to adult patients with bipolar disorder, including medication treatment and psychotherapy where appropriate. The BCRP also conducts a variety of Clinical Trials. Current studies include clinical trials of new treatments as well as several studies that involve brain imaging or biochemical tests.||The goal of MoodNetwork is to bring together 50,000 people with mood disorders who can help change the way that depression and bipolar disorder are understood and treated today.||Received $6.5 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for MoodNetwork study ||1989||Andrew Nierenberg||50 Staniford St., Suite 580, MA 02114|
|McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School Affiliate): Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program||The Program focuses on acute treatment of psychotic disorders, the Short Term Unit, a program which specializes in disorders that respond to crisis intervention including depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders, and the Community Reintegration Unit, which puts emphasis on helping patients with psychotic disorders regain stability in the least amount of time spent in the hospital.||Patients follow structured schedules—combining group, family, and individual therapy—targeted at reducing the severity of the patient’s symptoms and focused on different cognitive behavioral therapy strategies to prevent relapse.||None Listed||1811||Scott L. Rauch, MD|
President and Psychiatrist in Chief
| 115 Mill Street |
Belmont, MA 02478
|National Institute of Mental Health||The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency.||The institute funds innovative research and clinical trials in the field of mental illness. They prioritize funding for new strategic research in neuroscience, behavioral science, global mental health, services and intervention research, among other things.||The institute is funded through the National Department of Heath and Human Services.||1949||Joshua A. Gordon||6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6200, MSC 9663|
Bethesda, MD 20892
|They have an Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison (OCRPL) that serves as principal point of contact for interactions between NIMH and NIH and Departmental staff on matters dealing with Congress, Congressional inquiries and legislation.|
Their website offers links to NIH's Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis (OLPA), which provides legislative analysis, policy development, and acts as a liaison with the Congress.
Apart from online resources informing their community of relevant legislation and NIMH role, there doesn't seem to be active involvement in D.C.
|NewYork-Presbyterian Psychiatry||NewYork-Presbyterian Psychiatry brings the academic faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College together with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in a shared mission to advance the field of diagnostic precision and to refine the most effective treatments for individuals of all ages. The blending of two Ivy League academic-research institutions with the world-class standards and facilities of NewYork-Presbyterian provides our patients with expertise as deep and varied as human potential. Collectively, these institutions transform our mission in academic medicine into a passion to restore patients to health and fully functional lives within their community.||Offer inpatient and outpatient services across three New York City campuses||Total Revenues for New York Presbyterian in 2015 was $4.8 Billion.||1998||Steven J. Corwin, MD|
President & Chief Executive Officer
|525 East 68th Street |
New York, NY 10065
|Stanley Medical Research Institute||The Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI) is a nonprofit organization supporting research on the causes of, and treatments for, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Since it began in 1989, SMRI has supported more than $550 million in research in over 30 countries around the world.||Funds Treatment Trials of biological interventions which may improve the symptoms of individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Supports a tissue repository that supplies post-mortem brain samples from individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and unaffected controls to researchers worldwide||SMRI has supported more than $550 million in research in over 30 countries around the world.||1989||Maree J. Webster||10605 Concord Street, Suite 206|
Kensington, MD 20895
|The institute supports the Treatment Advocacy Center, which is a nonprofit organization that promotes laws, policies, and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care.|
No direct activity by the institute in D.C.
|The Richard and Cynthia Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder|
Formerly The Family Center for Bipolar Disorder
|Formerly the Family Center for Bipolar Disorder, The Richard and Cynthia Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder is one of the nation’s leading research institutions and clinics that focuses on the treatment of bipolar disorder. It is dedicated to the compassionate support, treatment and understanding of bipolar illness within the context of the family. They offer Family Inclusive Treatment (FIT), which encourages and facilitates open family communication about the signs and symptoms of bipolar illness, as well as the treatment process and subsequent care.||Offers evaluations, couples' therapy and family-inclusive treatment for bipolar patients in the NYC area||The Richard and Cynthia Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder is a part of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Psychiatry department.||2006 (?)||Igor Galynker, MD, PhD.|
(Also Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Chairman for Research, Icahn School of Medicine)
|317 E17th Suite 5F13|
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
New York NY 10003
|Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center||The Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center offers expert assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders by a multidisciplinary team of academically oriented clinicians in a discreet, comfortable outpatient setting. They treat a wide range of psychiatric conditions including depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, tic disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.||Services include assessment, medication management, psychotherapy, couples' counseling, family therapy, group therapy, and neuropsychological and educational testing.||None Listed||1994||Justin Mohatt, MD||1300 York Avenue |
New York, NY 10065