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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Children: Healthy Volunteers

Anxiety and Attention and Emotional Memory

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

This 12-week outpatient study seeks healthy children between the ages of 8 and 17 to participate in research on mood and anxiety disorders. The study investigates how the brain changes during computer-based training tasks, and how breathing patterns and emotions are related.

Help Us Understand Sleep Patterns in Young Children, ages 3 to 6

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

Many parents have questions about what sleep should look like in childhood. Common concerns include how to know if their child is getting enough sleep or if their sleep schedule makes sense for their age and activity level. Some parents may also have concerns about the way their child sleeps, especially if their child has developmental delays or behavioral challenges.  

This research study is enrolling healthy children, ages 3 to 6, with or without developmental delays and/or behavioral challenges. 

How Does Puberty Affect Brain Development?

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

Your healthy child age 8, 12, or 13 is invited to participate in an NIH outpatient research study that examines how puberty affects brain development.