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This research study seeks to find causes and
treatments of depression in teenagers.
The study’s goals are to increase our
knowledge of treatments for depression, and
understand what changes occur in the brain
when teenagers have depression. The study
will also compare teenagers with depression
to those without mental health diagnoses as
they grow up.
All evaluations, clinical assessments, research
tasks, brain imaging, and inpatient (day or full
hospitalization) and outpatient visits are free
of cost. Both parents and teen must agree
to the teen’s participation. Teenagers with
depression are eligible even if they are taking
Teens are compensated for research activities.
Schooling is provided during inpatient care.
The studies are at the NIH in Bethesda, MD
and enroll participants from the local area
and from across the United States. Travel and
lodging expenses are paid by NIMH.
Teen Depression -- let's work to over come it!