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The Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment program (ADAPT) is a research clinic associated with the department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

The program is funded by R01, and R21/R33 grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (awarded to Vijay Mittal, Ph.D.), a NARSAD award from the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation Program (awarded to Jessica Bernard, Ph.D.) and pilot funds from the Intermountain Neuroimaging Center and the University of Colorado.

The ADAPT research clinic works with individuals between the ages of 12 and 21 who might be at risk for developing a thought disorder.

The purpose of ADAPT is:

  • To develop a knowledge base for the prediction of future thought disorders in adolescents and young adults who have symptoms that may signal the early stage of such a condition.
  • To understand how brain functioning changes over time in people who develop such conditions as compared to those who do not.
  • To develop new treatments based on findings from our longitudinal research