The UW Department of Psychiatry and the HealthEmotions Research Institute are conducting a study about how brain development in girls relates to feelings of worry, shyness or nervousness. We are recruiting girls, ages 9 to 11, who experience a range of these emotions and behaviors. If you think your child may fit these criteria and they have not received treatment for anxiety or other emotional issues, please complete our online screening by going to the website listed below. Please note that girls with braces or a permanent retainer are not eligible to participate. The screening has sections for both you and your daughter to complete, and will need to be completed in the same session. Compensation for the screening is a $10 gift card to Amazon, Target, or Walmart, which will be sent to you by mail.
Please note if you have previously completed this research study screening your child is NOT eligible for additional compensation and will not receive a gift card by mail. If you believe your child’s status for study inclusion may have changed from a previous round of screening please contact us at (608) 265-4380.
The HealthEmotions Research Institute is part of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry. The HealthEmotions Research Institute seeks to use state-of-the-art scientific methods to study the relationship between emotions and health. Understanding how states of mind influence the body is part of the next great frontier in brain research. The results will have profound consequences for our understanding of the biology of emotion, our concept of health, the prevention of disease, and the promotion of resilience.