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Over 1200 individuals with bipolar disorder in the UK are taking part in our research initiative True Colours, answering weekly questions online about their mood and other factors known to play a role in the condition including sleep and activity levels.

A graph showing a participant monitoring their mood

The True Colours tool was originally designed by colleagues at the University of Oxford for use in a clinical setting and is proving to be invaluable in helping our research group learn more about how mood symptoms change over time in individuals with bipolar disorder and how they are affected by changes in routines. Participants themselves can personalise their questions and view their mood graphs to see changes and/or patterns in their mood. 

This ongoing large project wouldn’t be possible without the help of our many BDRN supporters especially our BDRN Research Champions who have written articles and blogs to share their experiences of using True Colours.

The Mood Disorders Research Group is pleased to be able to offer True Colours to all BDRN participants and individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder living in the UK.

Please contact Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith  for further information:; 01905 54 2880