Mood Patient-Powered Research Network

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Areas of Focus: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Bipolar Disorder (BP), mood disorders

Population Characteristics: Multiple co-morbidities

Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital

Contact: moodnetwork@partners.org

Principal Investigator: Andrew Nierenberg, MD

Co-Principal Investigator: Allen Doederlein

About MoodNetwork

MoodNetwork.org is a patient-powered research and support network for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MoodNetwork is recruiting patients with mood disorders as active partners in large-scale comparative effectiveness research. Our goal is to bring together 50,000 or more patients, along with clinicians and researchers, and do studies on a large enough scale to allow us to  determine which treatment work best for the individual patient. Participants in the MoodNetwork will have the opportunity to track their progress, share information, ask each other and experts questions, evaluate the effectiveness of treatments and set priorities for research studies. Key advocacy members of the team include representatives of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), National Organization of People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS) and most important, the members of these advocacy groups and others who receive care from a wide network of clinicians.

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Last updated on August 30, 2016