Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders

Researchers are investigating the cause, treatment, family impact and more of a broad spectrum of pediatric psychopathological disorders, including:

Mood Disorders and Their Treatment

Current Studies

Treatment of Youth Comorbid Conduct Problems and Depression (National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)) 

The purpose of this grant is to develop and preliminarily test a CBT protocol that can be used with children and adolescents with comorbid conduct problems and depression. The protocol includes strategies to address both disorders simultaneously.
Principal Investigators: Jennifer Wolff, PhDAnthony Spirito, PhD

Integrated Treatment for Comorbid Depression and Obesity in Adolescents (NIMH) 

The purpose of this grant is to develop and preliminarily test a CBT protocol that can be used with overweight, depressed adolescents. The protocol includes strategies to address depression and diet in combination with a supervised exercise program.
Principal Investigators: Elissa Jelalian, PhDAnthony Spirito, PhD

Mental Health Intervention for Teens Coping with Parental Military Deployment (NIMH)

The purpose of this grant is to develop a manualized intervention protocol for adolescents experiencing mental health problems associated with a parent's deployment.
Principal Investigator: Anthony Spirito, PhD

Midcareer Mentoring Award: Community Treatment of Teen Suicidal Crises (NIMH)

This is a study of how adolescent suicide attempters with comorbid substance use disorders are treated in the community.
Principal Investigator: Anthony Spirito, PhD

Substance Abuse, Depression, and Suicide

Current Studies

Concurrent Treatment for Parents and Adolescents Who Attempt Suicide (NIMH)

The purpose of this project is to develop a treatment protocol that simultaneously treats the adolescent who attempts suicide and his/her parent if the parent reports a significant level of psychopathology.

Principal Investigator: Anthony Spirito, PhD

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