David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. David Axelson reviews medical content for
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health decisions. Dr. Axelson is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of the Child and
Adolescent Bipolar Services program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Axelson’s research focuses on the phenomenology, course, and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. He received a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health and is currently a Principal Investigator on two multi-site NIMH-funded treatment studies of bipolar youth. He is also a co-principal investigator for studies examining the phenomenology of pediatric bipolar disorder and the longitudinal course of the offspring of bipolar parents.
Education and Training
MD: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1992
General-Child Psychiatry Residency: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Director of Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
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