Brain Imaging Study on Teen Depression

Our clinical research aims to better understand brain functioning and emotion regulation, with the goal of improving therapies designed to improve emotional health. Our research team includes clinical neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, dedicated to exploring the neurodevelopmental basis of self-regulation and emotion. In this research, we hope to make scientific discoveries that will inform the development of better therapeutic interventions and improve the lives of teens and families. Teens will answer questions about their thoughts and feelings.

Overview:

A research team of neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and psychologists is conducting this study to explore the neurodevelopmental basis of self-regulation and emotion. They believe if they can better understand brain function and emotion regulation, they can improve therapies related to emotional health. This research team aims to assist in the development of better therapeutic interventions to improve the lives of teens and families. Teens are asked to answer questions about thoughts and feelings.

Study information:

Teens are required to undergo an fMRI brain scan. Teen participants could earn up to $100 as compensation for participation in the study.

Sponsors/Collaborators:

The Livingston Award from Harvard Medical School is the sponsor of this study. Collaborators include the Adam J. Corneel Young Investigator Award from Mclean Hospital, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation. Any questions or concerns about the Brain Imaging Study on Teen Depression may be directed to the contact phone number of (617) 855-4245.

Inclusion Criteria:

This study only includes females between the ages of 14 and 17. Participants must show or express feeling down, depressed, or experiencing little pleasure.

Exclusion Criteria:

There is no documented exclusion criteria for this study.

Location:

Study participants must attend, in person, at McLean Hospital, located at 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478.