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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Children: Depression

Finding Causes and Treating Depression in Teenagers

Enrolling nationally from around the country

This research study seeks to find causes and treatments of depression in teenagers. The study goals are to increase our knowledge of treatments for depression and understand how the brain changes when teenagers have depression. The study will also compare teenagers with depression to those without mental health diagnoses.

Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Research

Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

This pediatric research study seeks to learn how the brain functions in children and adolescents with anxiety and/or depression. This study seeks boys and girls ages 8-17 to participate in research at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Research participation includes brain imaging and computer-based problem solving and memory tasks. Treatment is available over 12-weeks of outpatient visits. Parent and child must consent to participate.