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Pediatric Mood Disorders Program

The Pediatric Mood Disorders Program treats children and adolescents with a spectrum of mood disorders using developmentally sensitive and evidence based approaches. We provide careful assessment and treatment of mood disorders using clinical and structured interviews and evidence-based interventions (psychotherapies and psychopharmacological and psychoeducational interventions) to improve the mental health of children and adolescents affected by mood disorders.

Conditions Treated

  • Major Depressive Disorders and all of their subtypes (melancholic, atypical, seasonal, premenstrual dysphoria, unspecified)
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, Unspecified Bipolar Disorder)
  • Cyclothymia
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Unspecified Mood Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders with mood components
  • Mood Disorders due to a General Medical Condition
  • Substance-induced Mood Disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Commonly co-occurring conditions:
    Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Alcohol Use Disorders

Program Director

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

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