Are you the biological parent of a teen ages 14-18 who is enrolled in high school? Are both you and your teen free of any emotional or behavioral diagnoses? If so, you and your teen may be able to participate in a study to help researchers learn more about how sleep impacts teenagers' moods. Involves at least 2 visits. Compensation provided.
Sleep problems are common in teens and can have a negative impact on their emotional well-being. The purpose of this study is to examine how sleep patterns in teenagers affect brain systems related to mood. Researchers also want to find out if improving sleep can change brain function and mood.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Biological parent of a teenager between 14-18 years old
- Teen is currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12)
- Parent and teen free of any emotional or behavioral diagnoses (including ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, etc.)
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Study participation involves up to 2 visits. During the first visit, both parent and teen will be asked to complete questionnaires. The teen will also be asked to answer questions about his/her daily sleep and to wear an activity watch for 2 weeks following the first visit. During the second visit, both parent and teen will be asked to complete questionnaires. The teen will also be asked to have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan for 1 hour while completing computer tasks.
IRB:STUDY19050314D - The Brain, Emotion, and Sleep in Teens Study
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Adriane M. Soehner, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Soehner’s research investigates the role of sleep in brain development and psychiatric illness.