Nutritional intervention in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be living in or around Townsville, QLD.
  • You must have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder type 1 or 2, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder.
  • You must have had 3 months with no major episodes.
  • You must be aged 18 or above.
  • You must be able to provide informed consent to take part in the study.
  • You must be able to speak, read and understand English.

Description of the study

  • From January 2024 – May 2025, participants will be recruited through the community centres, GPs and Townsville University Hospital.
  • A dietician will support participants throughout the 14-week study.
  • Mood will be assessed by a psychiatrist throughout the trial.
  • Blood tests will be used to find out how nutrition affects energy metabolism in the brain and body.