Risk for Depression Study

Youth Treatment & Evaluation of Anxiety & Mood Program

Risk for Depression Study
 

Research Study Purpose

Adolescence is a period of heightened risk for major depressive disorder (MDD). During the transition from childhood to adolescence, there is increased autonomy from parents and greater reliance on peer relationships. The overarching aim of this study is to identify socioemotional processes across different units of analysis—clinical, behavioral, real-time monitoring (e.g., passive sensor, EMA), and neurophysiological markers (e.g., eye tracking, EEG/ERPs)—that lead to the escalation of depression symptoms and MDD. 

 

What Does the Research Study Involve for Adolescents?

  • Complete 4 assessments over the course of the study, some of which involve the use of EEG, eye-tracking, and heart rate measurement tools.
  • Install the Effortless Assessment of Risk States (EARS) app to passively collect data about smartphone use.
  • Complete periodic surveys sent through push notifications to one's phone.
 

Who Is Eligible to Participate?

  • Healthy Adolescents
    • Ages 13–18
    • English speaking
    • Right handed
    • Android phone or iOS phone (iPhone 7 or newer) 
  • Adolescents with Current Depression 
    • Ages 13–18
    • English speaking
    • Right handed
    • Android phone or iOS phone (iPhone 7 or newer) 
  • Adolescents with a Depression History  
    • Ages 13–18
    • English speaking
    • Right handed
    • Android phone or iOS phone (iPhone 7 or newer) 
 

Compensation

Teens may earn up to $494, and parents are compensated with $25.

 

Interested in Learning More About This Research Study?

For more information, please contact:
Grace Allison
Phone: (646) 774-5715
Email: [email protected]