(Rochester, MN) -- The Mayo Clinic is joining an effort to study and improve the treatment of bipolar disorder.
The healthcare organization is joining five other U.S. hospitals as part of the BD2 network. About 4,000 patients will be part of the study over the next five years. Mayo Clinic officials say the goal of the effort is to catch symptoms of bipolar disorder sooner and offer more precise treatment options when it is diagnosed.
The University of Michigan, UCLA, Johns Hopkins University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and U-T Health Houston are also part of the initial group of institutions that have joined the network.