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Dr. Stoddard and his colleagues developed an intervention called Interpretation Bias Training (IBT) ​showing promise as a therapy to reduce aggressive interpretations of uncertain social situations. Prior work shows a strong relationship between irritability and inclinations towards hostile interpretation, and preliminary research suggests IBT is related to clinical irritability in terms of both neural activity and functional connectivity. We will use computational modeling and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques to elucidate our findings.

Current Studies


Mental health experts at Children’s Hospital Colorado want to learn more about anger or irritability issues in teenagers. This clinical trial is testing a new, computer-based emotion training program for irritability in adolescents. The goal of this study is to test whether the program that targets hostile emotional responses will be successful at treating irritability.

Your child may be eligible if:
  • Between the ages of 13 and 17 years
  • No serious medical issues
  • Currently in mental health treatment
Participants will:
  • Participate in two study visits and one online assessment over two weeks
  • Complete interviews, forms, and one 25-minute session of emotion training
  • Some participants may train with brain imaging in a magnetic resonance imager (MRI)