Mood Disorders in Children

Children and adolescents may feel sad, irritable, or moody from time to time. But if a child’s mood interferes with his or her day-to-day life, the experts at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, can help.

Mood disorders in children can take various forms. These include major depressive disorder, commonly called depression, as well as less common conditions, such as disruptive mood dysregulation disorder and persistent depressive disorder. The child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists at the Child Study Center are experts in diagnosing these conditions and offer treatment tailored to meet your child’s needs.

Our experts also treat children with bipolar disorder, a type of mood disorder that affects both children and adults.

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