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What is the name of the study?
MICA: Multimodal Assessment of Inhibitory Control in High-Risk Adolescents

Teenager girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who have not previously experienced depression are eligible. Mothers, between the ages of 29-65, may or may not have experienced depressive episodes in the past.

What will the study involve?

Both mom and adolescent will complete:
  • Questions about mood and behavior
  • Cognitive and computer testing
  • On-going assessment of depression throughout the next 1.5 years
Just the adolescent will complete:
  • Brain scans using fMRI technology
  • 10-day cell phone survey (tablet will be provided if needed)

What are the benefits?

  • Help advance an important scientific field

Who Should I Contact / How Do I Get Started?
If you are interested in participating in the study or would like more information, please call or text Alina Dillahunt at 385-313-0039 or email us at

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