Now enrolling one group of children and teens, ages 8-16:

More info:

The study includes:

The study includes:

More info:

STUDY #1:  KIDS WHO CUT & HEALTHY CONTROLS NEEDED (ages 10-17)

STUDY #3: IRRITABILITY IN CHILDREN & TEENS (ages 8-16)

  1.  Children and teens with any levelor irritability, ranging from no irritability to severe irritability 

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a growing problem that can be linked to suicide for some kids.  This study seeks to identify potential brain mechanisms that may predict future suicide attempts in kids who self-injure via cutting.  We are also enrolling healthy controls with no personal or family history of psychiatric illness.

Current Studies

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?
Now enrolling one group of children and teens, ages 7-17:
  • A comprehensive diagnostic assessment and IQ test
  • Playing special computer games
  • An MRI brain scan
  • 6 short follow-up visits 
  • Up to $680 in compensation
Now enrolling two groups of children and teens, ages 10-17:

1. Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

We are trying to learn more about the brain mechanisms of cognitive flexibility and depression symptoms and how they interact with symptoms of ASD.  We are looking for 12-16 year-olds diagnosed with ASD to join our study.

Bipolar disorder (BD) is one of the most impairing psychiatric disorders.  This study is using a new video game to "retrain the brain" in kids with BD in order to examine whether the game can improve brain function and reduce symptoms of BD.  Kids do NOT have to stop ongoing treatment in order to participate.

  1.  Children and teens with bipolar disorder (BD)

STUDY #4: KIDS & TEENS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ages 12-16)

The study includes:

Now enrolling one group of children and teens, ages 12-16:

STUDY #2: RETRAIN THE BRAIN IN KIDS WITH BIPOLAR (ages 7-17)

  • To learn more about the benefits of participating in our research, click here
  • For frequently asked questions, click here 
  • A comprehensive diagnostic assessment and IQ test
  • Playing special computer games
  • An MRI brain scan
  • Up to $135in compensation

If you're interested in participating--or if you have questions about our research--give us a call or fill out the contact form

  • A comprehensive diagnostic assessment and IQ test
  • Playing a special video game twice a week for 8 weeks
  • An MRI brain scan before and after the 8 week gaming period
  • ​Up to $430 in compensation

More info:

More info:

The study includes:

  • A comprehensive diagnostic assessment and IQ test
  • Playing special computer games
  • An MRI brain scan
  • Up to $200 in compensation
  1.  Children and teens who self-injure via cutting with no history of suicide attempts
  2.  Children and teens with no personal or family history of psychiatric illness

Irritability--or the tendency to be angry or grumpy--is the most common reason why children are brought in for psychiatric evaluation.

We are looking for 8-16 year olds--whether they have lots or little irritability--to join our study that will improve how we diagnose and treat irritability in the future.