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  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Projects
    Lifespan/Brown University

    "Is it just a stage?" A logical question to ask ourselves while our children are growing up. If you think your child suffers from any of the following behavior patterns, these studies could provide answers:

    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder¬†
      in Children and Adolescents

      A variety of studies are open to children and adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Find out more
    • Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: Naturalistic Study
      This study looks at the impact of bipolar disorder on various aspects of everyday life to improve our understanding of the course of this disorder in adolescents ages 12 to 21 years. This project is sponsored by the National Institute of Health.
    • Controlled Study of Lithium for Adolescents with Bipolar Illness
      The goal of this project is to find out the appropriate length of time symptom-free bipolar adolescents ages 12 to 19 years-11 months should remain on mood stabilizing medication; sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
    • Medication Trial for Adolescents with Body Dysmorphic Disorder
      The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of fluoxetine in treating adolescents ages 12 to 19 years with problematic appearance concerns. Eligible patients will receive a thorough evaluation and will then be assigned to either fluoxetine or an inactive medication for 12 weeks. Patients who receive placebo will subsequently receive free treatment with fluoxetine.
    • Project START
      This therapy program is designed to teach adolescents ages 12 to 17 years problem-solving and mood management skills. Open to adolescents who have intentionally harmed themselves in the past year. Therapy is provided free of charge. This project is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.
    • Motivating Adolescents to Quit Smoking
      There are two programs offering brief counseling to help motivate teenagers to try to quit smoking. These projects are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

    For information, call toll-free 1-888-255-3778.

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