To address a shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in Ohio, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Ohio Department of Mental Health, and provider organizations across the state have launched Pediatric Psychiatry Network, an easy-access consultation and support service for primary care physicians.
This paper is Melissa DelBello's contribution to The Balanced Mind Parent Network's series, Translation of the Scientific Evolution of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. The series presents the leading researchers' contribution to the field. It describes the programmatic approach and direction of the labs, the seminal questions which drive their research, a listing of their most important findings and a summary of how their work impacts the field. The Balanced Mind Parent Network is very grateful to Dr. DelBello for sharing her vision with our readers.