Teen Brain Study

Stress during childhood and adolescence can impact brain development, at times leading to difficulties with regulation of emotions and behaviors, effective coping, thinking, memory, and learning. We also know that it increases risk for developing clinical disorders. These difficulties may in turn influence an individual's ability to perform well at school, at work, and in social situations.

The goal of this project is to examine how stressful life experiences impact brain development in adolescents. We collect this information through interviewing parents and teens, as well as having teens complete cognitive and emotional tasks. The results of this project can help us understand how teens think and feel at different ages and how stress may affect their thinking and feelings. 

Funded by the NIH K23 MH105678, KL2 TR000152, Medical Research Foundation, and Tartar Foundation (pilot funds).

This study is closed to enrollment.

Teen Stress