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.