BRIDGES: Brain Imaging Development of Girls' Emotion and Self

About the Study

During adolescence, the brain undergoes major change. Researchers at the University of Minnesota 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.

We are no longer recruiting participants for this study.