Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP)
Lauren Asarnow, Ph.D.
PROJECT TITLE Improving Access to Care: Testing an Integrated Care Mobile Health Intervention to Improve Sleep and Mental Health in Adolescents PROJECT SUMMARY Sleep problems among adolescents are at epidemic levels and are associated with severe mental health problems. Access to existing effective and safe behavioral sleep treatments is poor and often nonexistent. This study…
Emily Belleau, Ph.D.
PROJECT TITLE Neural underpinnings of acute stress and stress recovery in adolescent depression PROJECT SUMMARY Heightened stress reactivity is a prominent vulnerability marker for major depressive disorder (MDD), particularly for females, and such reactivity is pronounced during adolescence, when MDD rates become double in females versus males However, few studies have examined the neural underpinnings…
Andrés Bendesky, M.D., Ph.D.
J. Nicholas Betley, PhD
Broadreach Family & Community Services
Denise Cai, Ph.D.
Community Clinical Services, Inc.
Community Youth Services
Xin Duan, Ph.D.
Jennifer Dwyer, M.D., Ph.D.
PROJECT TITLE Ketamine for severe adolescent depression: intermediate-term safety and efficacy PROJECT SUMMARY Nearly one in four adolescents will experience major depressive disorder, and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in this age group. Forty percent of adolescents with depression fail to respond to initial treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Of this…
Environmental Health Strategy Center
Good Shepherd Food Bank
Junjie Guo, Ph.D.
Mark Harnett, Ph.D.
Weizhe Hong, Ph.D.
Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers
Aashish Manglik, Ph.D.
Mental Health Outreach for Mothers (MOMS) and Mobile Mental Health Outreach Van
Joseph Parker, Ph.D.
Priya Rajasethupathy, M.D., Ph.D.
Celine Riera, Ph.D.
Adriane Soehner, Ph.D.
PROJECT TITLE Rapid-Acting Antidepressant Effects of Selective Slow Wave Sleep Deprivation in Depressed Youth PROJECT SUMMARY Safe, tolerable rapid-acting antidepressant strategies are urgently needed for youth. Non-pharmacologic chronotherapeutic interventions, such as sleep deprivation, may be a viable and safer means of rapidly improving depression in youth. Sleep deprivation (SD) elicits an acute antidepressant response in…