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Welcome to the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program

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

Welcome to the Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Program in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development! 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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Check out the latest news mentions, events, presentations, and resources that our program has to offer!

Meet the PEARL Team

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

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Check out lab positions, undergraduate and graduate research, supplemental practicum, and courses!

16th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Stanford's Mood Disorders Center is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day will be held online this year as an exciting webinar - join us to hear the latest scientific advancements in mood disorders!

The Education Day program will include discussions on the latest treatment and diagnostic advancements for mood disorders. Speakers will present on topics related to neuroscience, developmental challenges, and the influences of genetics and environment on mood disorders. Education Day also includes opportunities for Q&A with each of the featured speakers.

The program runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm.

Pre-registration is free but is required to attend the event. Details including the meeting link will provided upon registration. Space is limited so please register soon!