Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Advancing Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The Mission of the Stanford Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development is to provide leadership in the field of child and adolescent mental health by integrating research, clinical practice, and teaching. We are dedicated to:

  • Providing state-of-the-art patient care
  • Training future professionals in child psychiatry and psychology
  • Advancing knowledge in:
    • Neuroscience
    • Understanding of pathogenesis
    • Interactions between biology and environment
    • Integrated treatment and outcomes
    • Prevention

The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development is an integral part of one of the preeminent child and adolescent mental health treatment consortiums in the country, which includes Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Stanford University School of Medicine.  Research in the Division is rich and varied, and explores psychopathology in children and adolescents, psychotherapy process and outcomes, early childhood stress/trauma, psychological adjustment for childhood medical disorders, autism and related disorders, clinical psychopharmacology trials, juvenile justice issues, school-based mental health intervention research and neurosciences research through the Stanford Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory/Center for Integrative Brain Sciences.  In addition, most of the Outpatient Specialty Clinics have both clinical and research components, and include specialty clinics in Anxiety Disorders, Autism and Developmental Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Early Life Stress, and Eating Disorders Clinic.



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