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EVOLVE Study

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Description

Starting at puberty, girls are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with a mood disorder as boys. The goal of the EVOLVE study is to understand this gender disparity by examining the relationship between hormones, stress and mood in girls during the pubertal transition. This research study will involve mood assessments, hormone measurements, and an electroencephalogram (EEG) to look at brain activity.


Keywords:

Mental Health, Pediatrics, Teens, Women's Health


Category:

Procedures

Qualifications

 


Age
12 - 14 years


Gender
Female


Study Population

Adolescent females, ages 12 - 14


Investigator

Elizabeth Andersen
Post-Doc Trainee
Psychiatry - Research

For questions, contact:

Elizabeth Andersen
elizabeth_andersen@med.unc.edu
(919) 972-7483
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Recruitment Period End

July 1, 2020

Location

Primary Location
UNC Carolina Crossing
2218 Nelson Hwy, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
Secondary Location
Personal Residence

Study Qualifications

Gender Female

Age Range 12 - 14 years

Participant qualification(s) Girls (ages 12-14) undergoing a healthy pubertal transition who are comfortable with blood draws.

Not eligible if: Cannot have history or current diagnosis of bipolar disorder or psychosis, or be taking any prescription medications.

Number of Visits

    » 10 In person visit(s)

    1 Enrollment, 8 blood draws, 1 Cognitive-Emotional Processing and Stress session

    » 56 Remote visit(s)

    A 1 minute daily mood rating for 8 weeks

Participation Period

10 weeks

Compensation

$140.00 plus a $10 Amazon gift card.

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