Can you imagine being able to provide a targeted and effective treatment to children struggling with bipolar disorder?  
We are excited to tell you that this past year’s research lets us say: 
“We can!”
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We at JBRF are so grateful to those of you who have made gifts towards The Matching Gift Challenge.  
You are part of an extraordinary group of dedicated and forward thinking individuals.  Your gift makes a huge difference in our ability to start a promising treatment trial.  You move everyone's affected child closer to relief.
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Dear Friend,

2010 has been a monumental year for the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation.  Investigative breakthroughs in different lines of inquiry have culminated into a refined model of what juvenile bipolar disorder looks like.

This optimistic moment is the culmination of many years of research coming together and ushers in palpable hope for the children and families we strive to help.

Thanks to your support, we are now poised to examine novel treatments that have demonstrated rapid and dramatic improvement in a pilot study of children afflicted with this disorder.

From this extraordinary research foundation we look to this coming year as one in which we can start to move the research toward application.

I am very excited to announce an unprecedented opportunity for you to help JBRF move research forward. Bob and Wendy Wagner of Clifton Park, New York have issued a matching gift challenge to the community of JBRF.  Every dollar you donate will be matched 100% up to $150,000.

If you have already made a gift to JBRF this year, thank you.  Please consider making another gift to take advantage of the dollar-for-dollar match.

If you have not made your gift yet this year please do so now to double your giving power!

Your gift coupled with Bob and Wendy Wagner's challenge will assure JBRF's ability to achieve our highest priority: to conduct a large-scale, clinical trial of the treatment pilot study that brought such relief to the handful of children who were introduced to it this past year. This trial would pave the way for all children who struggle with the FOH form of bipolar disorder to benefit from the treatment. 

Completion of the study is dependent upon the continued generosity of supporters like you.

Your belief in JBRF has propelled the research so far and has made all of these advances possible. Your continued support will help produce the reliable and effective treatments that generations have dreamed of.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

In this season of giving, please consider giving the possibility of relief to the children who so desperately need it by making a year-end gift to the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. 

Fondest wishes for peace, health and fulfillment in the New Year,


Inger Sjogren

Executive Director


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2010 Achievements

* delineation of the Fear of Harm (FOH) syndrome which is a biologically-based and comprehensive set of symptoms experienced by most of the children who have, or would receive, a diagnosis of childhood-onset bipolar disorder

* identification of the key role that thermoregulatory signals play in propagating these symptoms

* a pilot study that employed a pharmaceutical agent known to reduce fear sensitization and dose-dependently lower body temperature.  In most cases, this treatment abolished the full range of symptoms of the FOH syndrome that includes the mania and depression commonly associated with bipolar disorder.

The success of this treatment reinforces our belief that we are on the right track.



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