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 research with healthy adolescents ages 14-18 to improve their 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 a mindfulness meditation class.

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

Participants will also undergo a 1-hour MRI scan before and after the training. MRI scans will take place at a state-of-the-art UCSF facility at Mission Bay.

Participants who have completed all MRI scans will receive up to $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

Namasvi Jariwala
Namasvi.Jariwala [at] ucsf.edu