The Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Task Group was formed in light of the special considerations needed when working with mood disorder patients under the age of 18. While this demographic can present unique challenges, the reward in helping children overcome emotional and mental adversities is enormous. During meetings the Task Group reviews the latest research in the field of child psychiatry, shares clinical advice, and discuses collaborative project ideas.

RECRUITMENT SCRIPT-Teen and Parent

RECRUITMENT SCRIPT – Teen and Parent

Good morning/afternoon! I am helping out with a brief study being conducted in this clinic. Would you be willing to hear about it?

IF NO- Thanks anyway for your time, I hope you have a good day!

IF YES-Are you between the ages of 12 and 17?

IF NO-Thanks anyway for your time, I hope you have a good day!

IF YES- proceed

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is part of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC), a group of academic health centers around the country. The NNDC’s goal is to improve care for persons with depression and bipolar disorder. Do you believe you have depression or bipolar disorder?

IF NO (eg, they say, “No, I have OCD”)- Thanks anyway for your time, I hope you have a good day!

IF YES- proceed

Adults at NNDC clinics complete four questionnaires at every visit, which allows them and their clinicians to monitor how they are doing over time. Now the NNDC wants to see if this same set of questionnaires would work well for teenagers.

We would like to learn what teenagers think about completing some or all of these four instruments at every visit. If you are willing to help us out, we would ask you to look over the four instruments, and then answer a few questions about them.  It should take you about 5-10 minutes. To thank you for your time, I would give you a $2 bill. Is that something you would be willing to do?