Barbara Gay Lecture in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 9/8 | "Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: where did it come from and what can we do about it"

Gay Lecture AY24

"Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder:  where did it come from and what can we do about it"

About the Speaker:

Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Stony Brook University School of Medicine


The activity is designed to help the learner

1) discuss the evolution of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and summarize its criteria
2) articulate the differential diagnosis of children with outbursts/mood dysregulation
3) summarize treatment approaches to DMDD

About the Speaker:

Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at State University of New York at Stony Brook since 1985, founded and directed the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry until 2013.   She graduated from  Wellesley College and earned her MD degree from Cornell University Medical College.  She trained at Washington University in St. Louis, the National Institutes of Mental Health and completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA where she subsequently taught on the faculty.

Dr. Carlson has written over 300 papers and chapters on phenomenology and treatment of child and adolescent depression and bipolar disorder.

Dr. Carlson has won numerous awards including the APA’s Blanche F. Ittleson Award for research in child and adolescent psychiatry, the Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and AACAP’s Virginia Q Anthony Outstanding Woman Leader award.  She was also awarded the  American Psychopathological Association’s Zubin Award, for an her contributions to psychopathology research. 

Dr. Carlson is past president of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, past chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Program Committee.   She has also frequently been “the most requested speaker”.  She was AACAP’s President from October 2019 to October 2021.

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This talk is sponsored by the
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
This educational activity received no commercial support.