Local Recruitment (Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia) – How does Puberty Affect Brain Development?

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Your healthy child age 8, 12 or 13, is invited to participate in an NIH outpatient research study that examines how puberty affects brain development.

Participation includes 1-3 day outpatient visits to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland every 8-10 months until age 17, for a physical examination, body measurements, questionnaires, MRI scans, blood draws, urine collection and x-rays. Participants must NOT have any chronic medical or psychiatric illnesses, nor be on any long-term medication. Parents must agree to their child’s participation.

Evaluations and research procedures are free of cost. Compensation is provided. Call for information and eligibility criteria: 301-496-9576, TTY: 1-866-411-1010

Detailed Protocol Description: www.clinicaltrials.gov , Protocol 11-M-0251

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MPj03864970000[1]Welcome to the SARDAA Blog. We plan to provide regular updates regarding, among other things, NIMH and research updates, SARDAA developments, new partnerships, and mental health related legislative updates. 

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