Adelaide Robb, MD, Director of Psychiatry Research, talks to the National about how depression and mood disorders in teens can sometimes be mistaken for mood swings and normal adolescence.
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Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions.
The Center’s team of medical professionals provides comprehensive examinations (conducted by pediatricians and nurses who specialize in forensic issues), treatment of sexually transmitted diseases or injuries, and trauma counseling for child victims of all forms of maltreatment (provided by psychologists and clinical social workers who specialize in childhood trauma and abuse).
The Child Development Clinic at Children's National Health System evaluates more than 1,500 children each year from birth to 4 years of age with developmental concerns.
The Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National offers assessment, diagnosis, and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional, and developmental disorders.