This is a transcript of a live chat held with Mary Fristad, Ph.D. on September 16, 2009. Dr. Fristad is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Ohio State University, where she has been on faculty since 1986. Dr. Fristad is the Director of Research and Psychological Services in the OSU Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Fristad’s area of specialty is childhood mood disorders. She is has published over 100 articles and book chapters addressing the assessment and treatment of childhood-onset depression, suicidality and bipolar disorder (manic-depression).
Leslie E. Packer, Ph.D., is a New York State licensed psychologist in private practice, specializing in children and adolescents with neurological disorders such as Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Asperger's Disorder. In addition to her treatment services, she also serves as a consulting psychologist to school districts to provide staff developments and to assist school teams in developing appropriate educational programs, behavior plans, and accommodations for students with neurological disorders.
She is the author of two web sites, School Behavior and Tourette Syndrome "Plus", for parents, educators, and clinicians. Her new book, Find a Way or Make a Way, provides helpful school accommodations for a variety of disorders.
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Christoph U. Correll, M.D., is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and research scientist. He graduated from the Medical School at the Free University of Berlin in Germany before completing his training in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry at the Zucker Hillside Hospital and Schneider Children's Hospital, New York. Dr. Correll's primary interest is in the timely identification and treatment of young people who are in the earliest stages of severe mental illnesses, including psychotic disorders. Dr. Correll is a member of The Balanced Mind Parent Network's Scientific Advisory Council.