The Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Task Group was formed in light of the special considerations needed when working with mood disorder patients under the age of 18. While this demographic can present unique challenges, the reward in helping children overcome emotional and mental adversities is enormous. During meetings the Task Group reviews the latest research in the field of child psychiatry, shares clinical advice, and discuses collaborative project ideas.

2019-2-28 CAMD Minutes


Thursday, Feb. 28., 2019 at 4:00 PM (ET)

Meeting Minutes


We had representation from 4 of our 13 CAMDIG sites on the call today: Mary Fristad, co-chair (Ohio State University);

Leslie Miller, co-chair (Johns Hopkins); Jarrod Leffler (Mayo); Chris Schneck and Aimee Sullivan (U-C Denver)


NNDC: Susan Hinton


  • Mary (OSU): IRB has been submitted. Once approved, Mayo and UIC will piggyback off the OSU IRB. I will begin accepting data as soon as IRB approval is received.
  • Jarrod (Mayo): Mayo’s IRB submission will indicate that it’s a broader IRB; “they have IRB approval at OSU, and we’re part of that”.
  • Chris and Aimee (U-C Denver): Clinicians are onboard. Our IRB insisted on written parental consent; we have adolescents who show up at the clinic without parents. So, we can only get the kids who come with a parent. We have people on the look out for patients to consent.
  • Leslie (JHU): We have IRB approval. Slow going implementing the questionnaire, but reminding people to keep plugging away.
  • Manpreet Singh (Stanford): email update – I have IRB approval and plan to consent and complete clinicians and patients soon.
  • Google Drive shareable link with boilerplates, consent / assent forms, etc:
  • Next TG conference call – March 28th at 4:00 PM (ET)