The goal of the Pedi-MIND Program is to identify the brain and behavior mechanisms of psychiatric illness in children and adolescents in order to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these conditions.
To achieve this goal, we conduct research using cutting-edge technology, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans, special computer games and gene samples, to identify how children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders differ from those without such illnesses.
The Pedi-MIND Program is led by Daniel Dickstein, MD, who is board certified in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry. Prior to his work at Bradley Hospital, Dr. Dickstein was a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one of the more than 20 divisions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Current research projects include:
- Mechanisms of irritability in children 8 to 12 years old
- Why kids cut themselves and its relationship to suicide in 11 to 16 year olds (comparing kids who cut themselves to those who do not)
- Retraining the brain in children with bipolar disorder—a potential non-medication treatment for bipolar disorder
Learn more about the clinic and our research by calling 401-432-1600.