Welcome to the Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Research Program

Our program aims to promote healthy brain development through a deeper understanding of how children adapt to mood symptoms and stress. It seeks answers to complex questions related to brain-behavior-environment interactions in youth with and at risk for mood disorders, with a bold vision to prevent lifelong impact from the progression of mood symptoms into adulthood. Using developmental and neuroscience-informed assessments, the team investigates risk and resilience factors in a spectrum of unipolar and bipolar disorders, and tests the safety and efficacy of novel drug and non-drug (e.g. psychotherapies, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) alternatives.

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Meet the PEARL Team

Meet the members of our Pediatric Emotion And Resilience Lab (PEARL)!

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