Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Program: Families Needed for Paid Research at Stanford!

Researchers & Authors Seeking Parents/Kids
Palo Alto
Preteens, Teens

Are you the parent of a healthy 12-17 year old child and have no known psychiatric diagnosis?

Healthy parents and their children are needed to serve as controls for a study that explores the effects of antidepressants on brain function as well as how different process are involved in mood regulation.  Healthy families will not be administered any treatment while participating in this study.

The study takes place in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. You and your child would participate in interviews and your child would have a noninvasive MRI scan taken of his/her brain.

Eligible families will be paid $100 for their time.  The study would last from 4-6 hours over the course of one or two visits. We will schedule the sessions around your availability (daytime, evenings, or weekends).

The parent must:

  • Have no history of psychiatric illness

To be eligible for this study, the child must:

  • Be 12-17 years old
  • Have no history of psychiatric illness
  • Have no braces or metal in their body
  • Be a US citizen or non-citizen with a Green Card
  • Read and speak English

If you would like to receive more information, please contact us at:

Phone:   (650) 721-4049

E-mail:  thepearlab [at]


For general information about participant’s rights, contact 1-866-680-2906.

Thank you.

Nicholas Rodriguez
nrodrigu [at]