Girls are almost 3 times more likely to develop mood disorders after the onset of puberty relative to males. This profound gender disparity suggests a critical role of ovarian hormones (such as estrogen) in the emergence of adolescent mood disorders. The purpose of the EVOLVE study is to learn about the effect of estrogen variation and stress in promoting mood symptoms during the pubertal transition.
Participants will collect daily urine samples and daily and weekly mood ratings for 1 month and attend 2 in-person laboratory sessions.
Up to $320
Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.
Psychiatry - Research
Behavioral or Social
Brain, Head, Nervous System
Child and Teen Health
Glands and Hormones
Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Mental and Emotional Health
Parents of Children
Sexual and/or Reproductive Health