Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Neurocircuitry in Adolescent Depression

Depression, Psychiatry
Uma Rao, MD
UCI Campus
Depression is the leading cause of disability and frequently begins in adolescence. In this research study, we are recruiting 13- to 17-year-olds to study the effects of depression and childhood traumatic experiences. We will perform MRI scans (no radiation is involved) to carefully study the brain networks and understand adolescent brain developmental changes. A better understqanding of these changes will help us to develop better treatments.
  • 13 to 17 years of age, inclusive
  • Able to undergo an MRI scan
  • Able to speak and read English or Spanish, and have parents who speak and read English or Spanish

Participants will be required to:

  • Complete questionnaires
  • Complete psychological tests
  • Complete interviews with researchers about family, health and past experiences
  • Complete a urine sample and MRI scan

Participation involves three visits over two to three weeks.

$300 plus travel reimbursement
Eddie Ceballos-Corro; Uma Rao
949-824-2517; 949-824-8040