BE-SMART Study at Yale on New Psychobehavioral Add-On Therapy for Emotion Regulation

BE-SMART is an acronym for Brain Emotion Circuitry-Targeted Self-Monitoring and Regulation Therapy during whichhealthy habits to help better regulate emotions are taught and practiced. This is a study of a 12-week psychobehavioral treatment with fMRI scanning pre, mid and post to examine related brain changes. It is an add-on treatment so no changes in other treatments needed (subjects are encouraged to stay in treatment with their current provider and can stay on their medications). 3 sessions are in-person and the other 9 are by zoom (a skype type of communication). Subjects are compensated up to $360! Subjects will include teens and young adults with Bipolar Disorder I, II, or OS. Exclusion criteria include current active substance use disorder or contraindication to MRI scanning.

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