Sleeping teen

Dr. Emily Ricketts from the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles, is recruiting four adolescents aged 14 to 17 years with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-combined type (both hyperactive and inattentive) and delayed sleep-wake schedule for research examining the degree to which three weeks of flashed light therapy alone followed by four weeks of flashed light therapy plus cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is associated with improvements in measures of circadian rhythms, sleep timing and duration, and ADHD severity.

Participation involves:

  • 3-hour initial evaluation involving interviews and questionnaires
  • 7 weeks of continuous sleep monitoring with watch and sleep diary
  • 3 weeks of at-home flashed light therapy
  • Pre-, mid-, and post- treatment assessments, involving saliva samples, interviews, and questionnaires lasting about 8 hours
  • 4 weeks of flashed light therapy with 50-minute weekly video-conferenced cognitive behavioral therapy sessions
  • Cash payment of up to $410

For more information please contact: Maya Tooker, B.S.