- 12-14 years old
- Already had first menstrual cycle
About the Study:
During adolescence, the brain undergoes major change. We are working to better understand brain development during early-to-mid adolescence. In particular, this study is focused on the brain systems that manage negative emotion, self-understanding, and impulse-control. BRIDGES is working to understand how self-injury (a common problem in teenagers) influences brain development by studying the change in the brain and behavior patterns over time in girls with versus without self-injury.
For more information, please visit our page dedicated to the BRIDGES Study.