Attention in Anxiety & Depression

Child-alone-on-benchThe Attention in Anxiety and Depression Study is designed to help understand how attention is related to symptoms of anxiety and depression.

We are looking for children who are shy, worried, and/or clingy as well as children without these symptoms. If your child struggles with any of these symptoms and is 8-12 years old, you and your child may be eligible to participate in this research study.

What to expect

Participants will be interviewed, complete video games and may have an fMRI scan during their 1 to 2 visits of up to 4 hours. After completing the study, parents will be mailed a letter stating any psychiatric diagnoses that their child meets research criteria for and recommendations for community mental health providers based on those diagnoses.


Participants will be compensated up to $100 per visit.

For more information or to complete the eligibility checklist, please contact Jennifer at at 314-286-2697 or