UCSF Department of Psychiatry: Improve your (14-18 y/o) teen's focus and well-being!

Researchers & Authors Seeking Parents/Kids
San Francisco
Teens, Young Adults

Drs. Tony Yang with UCSF Psychiatry and Olga Tymofiyeva with UCSF Radiology are conducting a research study in teens ages 14-18 to improve focus and well-being. The goal of our UCSF BrainChange study is to use MRI imaging to observe brain changes in young people who participate in an attention and emotion regulation class.

Participating adolescents will get a chance to undergo a free 12-week training, in which they will learn self-regulation skills (breathing, yoga-based movements, meditation) that can help them relax, better regulate emotions, and improve attention. The group will meet weekly for 1.5 hours at UCSF Parnassus.

Participants will also undergo a 1-hour MRI scan and a computer-based attention test three times: 12 weeks before the training, right before the course begins, and after the course completes. MRI scans will take place at a state-of-the-art UCSF facility at Mission Bay.

Participants who have completed three MRI scans will receive $220 in gift cards.

If you're interested and would like more information, feel free to visit our website https://radiology.ucsf.edu/research/labs/BrainChange

Olga Tymofiyeva
olga.tymofiyeva [at] ucsf.edu
(415) 283-5406