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Teen Brain and Behavior Study

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

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.

  • Age13 years - 17 years
  • GenderBoth
  • Start Date01/22/2013
  • End Date12/21/2022

Eligibility Criteria

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

Principal Investigator

Sub-Investigators

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