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Mood Disorders Section

Stanford’s comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to mood disorders integrates significant basic science research with innovative clinical care and training for future physician-scientists.

Conditions Treated

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

This Program Provides

  • A holistic approach beyond traditional psychiatry—integrating social factors, a deeper understanding of brain mechanisms, and a diverse range of diagnostic and treatment techniques, including genetics, imaging, psychotherapy, acupuncture, and behavioral therapy
  • Pharmacological management and pharmacogenetics
  • Targeted brain stimulation
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Computer-based brain training

Clinical Section Co-Directors

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology - Adult)
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

For more information and resources, please visit the website for the Mood Disorders Center and Research Program