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.