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Teen Depression Therapy

(IRB#: IRB_00113733)

Depression is a mental health condition that can cause a loss of interest in activities and function in a persons daily life. This study wants to see if therapy can help teenagers stay healthy and prevent depression from happening again. Participants will receive therapy virtually on a computer or other device using Zoom or another method, complete surveys, computer testing, and a brain scan using an MRI (a tool to take pictures of the brain). Therapy sessions will be done weekly for 10-14 sessions. Participation lasts 2 years to assess depression. Participants will be paid for time spent in the study outside of therapy sessions.


  • All genders
  • Over 7 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 7 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 14 to 17 years old
  • History of depression
  • Access to a computer or other device for study activities
  • Access to internet

Exclusion Criteria

  • Braces worn on teeth
  • Developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (differences in the brain that can cause social communication and interaction and repeated behavior)
  • Bipolar disorder (periods of severe depression and mood that lasts days to weeks)
  • Eating disorder, alcohol, and/or substance abuse 6 months before participation
  • Use of mental health medications other than anti-depressants

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Brian Farstead


IRB#: IRB_00113733

PI: Melinda Schreiner

Department: PSYCHIATRY

Approval Date: 2018-10-10 06:00:00

Study Categories: Mental Health and Well-being Studies

Specialties: Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent, Psychology, Clinical

Last Updated: 6/8/23