Talking to experts about childhood mood disorders

October 24, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Dr. Mani Pavuluri and Dr. Terry Koller take listeners calls about childhood mood disorders.

Experts interviewed in WBEZ’s Out of the Shadows series said family intervention is a huge factor in obtaining and—more importantly—sticking with treatment. But families dealing with a mentally ill child said sorting through the information and managing doctor appointments is time-consuming, frustrating and potentially fraught with misinformation. On Monday’s show, listeners had the opportunity to speak with a leading experts in the field of childhood mood disorders: Dr. Mani Pavuluri directs the Pediatric Brain Research and Intervention Center, and she is also the Berger-Colbeth Chair in Child Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Dr. Terry Koller is a licensed child psychologist and the executive director of the Illinois Psychological Association. The number to call is 312-923-9239. You can also reach Eight Forty-Eight at or on twitter @848.

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