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STUDY BASICS

Are you 18-24 years old? You may be able to participate in a research study to help find out how individual differences in energy and activity levels affect sleep, brain responses, and mood regulation in young adults. The study involves 2 overnight sleep lab visits, an fMRI brain scan, and other assessments. Compensation is provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, are brain-based conditions associated with shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels that lead to difficulties carrying out day-to-day tasks. People can greatly differ in their energy and activity levels. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the brain-basis of energy/activity differences and how they relate to sleep, behavior, and mood outcomes in young people. 


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
  • Ages 18-24
  • Right-handed
  • Not a shift worker
  • Able to read and write in English
  • No major physical health conditions
  • Not diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
  • Willing and able to undergo fMRI scanning (not claustrophobic, no permanent iron-based metal in the body)
 

 


WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

After completing an online pre-screening survey, this study begins with an eligibility assessment (in-person or virtual) that will last about 2-3 hours.  If you are eligible and interested in the full study, participation will involve at-home activity/sleep monitoring followed by overnight visits at the sleep lab in Oakland and a brain scan (fMRI). Then, online follow-up assessments will be completed every 6-months for up to 3 years. Compensation is provided for participating in the study but not for the initial online pre-screening survey.


IRB: STUDY21030026B
- sIRB: Rhythms, Activation, and Mood Study

PHONE NUMBER: 1-866-438-8230
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INTERESTED?

Visit pittplusme.org/study/2028 and click on "I'm Interested" or call 1-866-438-8230.


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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Adriane Soehner

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.