Our research focuses on differences in the developing brains of children with psychiatric disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, and Depression. We count on the participation of children and their families to help in our studies. If you are interested in learning more and contributing to our research efforts, please contact us.

ADHD Studies

Recruiting Children and Teens Ages 6-17 with ADHD and without ADHD
Children and teenagers between the ages of 6-17 with ADHD, as well as control participants (typically developing children without ADHD), are being recruited for a study on brain function. No-cost evaluations are provided. For more information, please contact Jessica (212) 263-4723.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger Syndrome Studies

Brain Study on High-Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome

This study is for adults between the ages of 18 and 55 who have a diagnosis (or a suspected diagnosis) of an autism spectrum disorder. The study will include a no-cost diagnostic and cognitive assessment, as well as a brain scan at an NYU imaging facility. To learn more about this study, please contact Rebecca at 212-263-4684. Participants receive a written report that summarizes the evaluation. Compensation is provided. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Brain Study with Children between 2 and 5 with Known or Suspected Autism Spectrum disorder

This study is for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years who have symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, such as poor communication skills and unusual repetitive interests. No-cost assessment includes an evaluation of the child's general abilities and behavior. Compensation is provided. To learn more about this study, please contact Erin at (212) 263-2480 or at erin.denio@nyumc.org.

Recruiting Children Ages 6-17 with and without High-functioning Autism or Asperger's
Children between the ages of 6 and 17 with high functioning autism or Asperger's, as well as control participants (typically developing children without high functioning autism or Asperger's), are being recruited for a study on brain function. No-cost evaluations are provided. For more information, please contact Rebecca at (212) 263-4684 or Samantha at (212) 263-2792.

Substance Abuse Disorder Studies

Functional and Structural Connectivity in Cocaine Addiction

Temper Outburst Study

Evaluation of Children with Temper Outbursts

The Child Study Center is currently conducting a brain imaging study of children with temper outbursts that are difficult to control.  If your child has these types of difficulties, and is between five and nine years old, he or she may qualify for this research study.  The study provides a free evaluation and summary report.  Participation is voluntary and compensation is provided. Please email temperoutburststudy@nyumc.org or leave a message at 646-754-5172 for more information.

Typically Developing

Recruiting Typically Developing Children and Teens Ages 2-17
Children and teenagers between the ages of 2-17 with typical development are being recruited for a study on brain function. No-cost evaluations are provided. For more information, please contact Abby at (212) 263-4714 or Rachel at (212) 263-3692.