Study Opportunities

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Participation for Healthy Children and their Mothers in a Direct and Observational Learning Study

The UW Department of Psychiatry is conducting a research study examining observational fear learning in youth. We hope that the information gained from the study will allow us to better understand how kids learn from parents.

We are looking for 7-16 year olds who are healthy and do not have mental health problems to participate in this research study. Participation includes the Mother and their child. The study takes place at the HealthEmotions Research Institute, and involves three visits. The study involves questionnaires and physiological measurements. This study does not involve any radiation, medications, or needles.

Your child will receive up to $100 for participation in three research sessions
Please contact the HealthEmotions Research Institute at 608-265-1457 or youthptsd@mailplus.wisc.edu for more information and to see if your child qualifies for participation.

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Participation for healthy children as comparison subjects in a study of Youth Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Jeff Miller/University of Wisconsin-Madison

We are looking for 8-18 year olds who do not have mental health problems to participate as comparison subjects in this research study. Participation includes the parent/guardian and their child.  The study takes place at the HealthEmotions Research Institute, and involves three visits.  The first visit is an interview and questionnaires about health and mood, and getting used to the MRI machine.  In the second visit, your child will undergo an MRI brain scan while he/she rests and plays some simple games. In the third visit, your child will play some more games on a computer. This study does not involve any radiation, medications, or needles.

Your child will receive up to $275 for participation in three research sessions and follow up questionnaires.

Please contact the HealthEmotions Research Institute at 608-265-3610 or youthptsd@mailplus.wisc.edu for more information and to see if your child qualifies for participation.

ATTENTION: Your child is not eligible to participate in this study if he/she wears braces or has a permanent retainer.

*If your child is experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and they are interested in participating in this study, please speak with your child’s counselor or psychiatrist and contact us for more information. Please note that they cannot be on medications for depression or anxiety to participate in this study.