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Are you 15-30 and concerned about your mental health?

 

The CLUES (Cognition for Learning & for Understanding Everyday Social Situations) Study is an NIMH-funded study designed to test which of two treatments is more effective in helping young people who have experienced recent changes in their mental health. Both treatments are individually tailored to help participants achieve goals that are important to them.

 

Harvard Medical School researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are conducting the CLUES study to identify the effectiveness of a 6-month experimental cognitive treatment on improved memory, attention, and social wisdom for young people (ages 15-30) with new concerns about their mental health and cognition.

 

You may be eligible to take part in this research if you are 15-30 years old and have any of the following new or worsening experiences:

  • Having trouble thinking clearly or concentrating on school or work
  • Remembering important things, like appointments or school assignments
  • Worrisome decline in academic, work or social functioning
  • Feeling confused or uneasy in social situations
  • Suspiciousness or uneasiness around others
  • Feeling like your mind is playing tricks on you
  • Concerns about mental health, thinking, or social and every day functioning

 

WHAT DOES THE STUDY INVOLVE?

 

  1. A screening interview to see if you are eligible for the CLUES study
  2. Assessment of attention, memory and thinking styles
  3. Assignment to one of two 6-month treatment programs (tailored to the individuals goals)
    1. CLUES-A) Weekly computer sessions, individual and group meetings focused on improving cognition
    2. CLUES-E) Individual and group therapy + computer tasks, all focused on clarifying values, goals, and difficult symptoms
  4. 3 Assessments (Participants who complete all assessments are compensated up to $275)
    1. Prior to starting the treatment
    2. At the end of treatment
    3. 3 months after treatment ends

 

Overall Time Commitment: 4-6 hours per week once the group begins (similar to a high school or college course)

 

PARTICIPATION IS CONFIDENTIAL

 

TREATMENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE

 

PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE COMPENSATION UPON COMPLETION

 

 

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:08