Participants Recruitment: Bipolar Disorder and Transition to Parenthood Project

Type: News Item Date Published: 15th January 2020

You are invited to take part in the research project: Transition to Parenthood and Bipolar Disorder.

The birth of your first baby is an important and often joyful life event. However, if you or your partner experience bipolar disorder it may also be a time of complex decisions and support needs. The purpose of this study is to find out how women with bipolar disorder and their partners experience parenthood, what helps to cope with each stage of this journey and how complex decisions are made.

This research is conducted by a doctoral research student at the University of Edinburgh and aims to include women with a clinical diagnosis of bipolar disorder before their first pregnancy and their male or female partners.

If you are interested in taking part, the doctoral researcher will arrange a time and place convenient for you to meet up. You will be asked to take part in a one-to-one interview where you will be invited to share your experience of becoming a parent in a confidential space. The interview will be audio-recorded for research purposes. Following this, the researcher will ask you to complete a demographic questionnaire about your background information

The findings of this research will be written up as a PhD thesis, and may be published in academic journals and at conferences, and shared with other organisations; however, your name or other personal information will never be disclosed.

To find out more information visit YouTube (this link will take you away from our website).

If you or your partner would like to find out more details or you are interested to take part, please contact:

As a thank you for taking part, each contributor will receive a £10 Amazon voucher.

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