U of MN Dept of Psychiatry Looking for Study Participants

U of MN Dept of Psychiatry Looking for Study Participants

The BRIDGES Study is working to better understand brain development during early-to-mid adolescence. This study is focused on the brain systems that manage negative emotion, self-understanding, and impulse-control. BRIDGES is working to understand how self-injury (a common problem in teenagers) influences brain development by studying the change in the brain and behavior patterns over time in girls with versus without self-injury. Participation involves up to 9 visits over 3 years. One of the aims of this study is to look at brain development over time so participants will be asked to return and repeat visits each year. Research visits include tasks such as completing questionnaires and interview, complete computer games measuring attention and memory, providing saliva samples to measure stress and MRI brain scans. Participants will be compensated, ranging between $30-$50 per visit.
Eligible participants:
– female
– 12-16 years old
– already had first menstrual cycle
Our website (soon to be updated) has more information about this specific study: http://umnteenresearch.com/the-bridges-study.htm
Contact Study Coordinator: Anna Parenteau
Phone: 612-626-8534

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