Welcome to the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program

in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

The Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine is a program dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of children, adolescents, and families with or at risk for developing major mood disorders. The program strives to improve knowledge of healthy brain and behavioral development through a deeper understanding of how children adapt to stress.  Staff in our program are dedicated to identifying biological and environmental risk factors, understanding disease pathophysiology and developmental outcomes, and developing new treatments for mood disorders of childhood onset. Our research is multi- and interdisciplinary, bringing together experts from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, computer science, biostatistics and genetics to explore and seek answers for complex questions related to brain-behavior relations in developing youth.

Our vision is a program that strives to improve the mental health of children and adolescents affected by mood disorders and to transform delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education, and innovation.

Interested in finding out if your family might be eligible to join a study in our lab? Please take the following survey https://is.gd/pearlsurvey, and we will get back to you shortly!

Upcoming Events

14th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

Saturday, July 14th, 2018
8:00AM-3:00PM
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez St. Stanford, CA 94305

Come and join us for exciting presentations of innovative treatments & research in mood disorders. Admission is free, and there will be complimentary refreshments.For more information and pre-registration, please visit our Eventbrite registration page at: http://moodeducation.eventbrite.com.

Past Events

August 19, 2017
13th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day
For presentations from the event, please visit our Community resources page

August 6, 2016
12th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

For presentations from the event, please visit our Community resources page