BONE HEALTH IN BIPOLAR DISORDER

Grant number: 1104438 | Funding period: 2016 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

It is widely accepted that just under half of all people with bipolar disorder have a chronic physical illness. The one neglected comorbidity is osteoporosis. In this project, the association between bipolar disorder and bone fragility will be examined. Additionally, a potential common mechanism, systemic inflammation, which may underlie both diseases, will be investigated as a potential mediator of the relationship.

University of Melbourne Researchers