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Teen Brain and Behavior Study

Conditions

Diseases of the Nervous System | Mental Health & Behavioral Research

What is the purpose of this trial?

The goal of this study is to understand how 13 to 17 year old adolescents think, feel, and behave. There are three cohorts of teenagers; teens with depression, teens with schizophrenia or psychosis, and healthy control teens.

This study will have a few visits at Yale in New Haven, spread across 18 months, including at least 2 MRI scans, clinical interviews and some computer tests. Participants will be paid up to $650, depending on eligibility and participation.

Criteria for each are listed below:

Depression Study

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 13-17 y/o
  • Currently depressed
  • Right-handed
  • Able to have an MRI (no braces, claustrophobia, metal implants)
  • No major medical or neurological conditions
  • No ADHD, substance use disorder or PTSD

Teen Schizophrenia or Psychosis Study

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 13-17 y/o
  • diagnosed with psychosis or schizophrenia, or hear voices and have odd thoughts
  • Right-handed
  • Able to have an MRI (no braces, claustrophobia, metal implants
  • No major medical or neurological conditions

Study for Healthy Teenagers

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 13-17 y/o
  • Right-handed
  • Able to have an MRI (no braces, claustrophobia, metal implants)
  • No psychiatric, medical or neurological conditions

To learn more or find out if you are eligible to participate, email: ChoLab@yale.edu. You may also fill out our participation survey here: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/cho/participate/ or call (203)-815-9874.

  • Trial with
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Start Date
    01/22/2013
  • End Date
    12/21/2022

I'm interested in volunteering

If you would prefer to contact a member of the Help us Discover team about this trial and other similar trials, please email helpusdiscover@yale.edu or call 877.978.8343

  • Last Updated
    09/09/2021
  • Study HIC
    #1111009332