Development of Irritability, Mood and Emotions Lab
The D.I.M.E. Lab bases its work on the principles of evidence-based medicine and developmental psychopathology. We strive to conduct high quality research that is both clinically and theoretically helpful for children, adolescents and young adults with mood disorders (Bipolar disorder, Depression, and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder).
Our clinically-oriented research aims to improve the accurate and efficient assessment of different disorders in child and adolescents. Additionally, we have started a line of research looking at low-cost, sleep-based interventions to improve sleep and regulate mood.
Our theoretically-oriented research investigates how mood and disruptive behavior disorders are both similar and different in terms of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. The D.I.M.E. Lab uses a variety of techniques (e.g., interviews, questionnaires, behavioral tasks, and psychophysiology) to create a multi-method understanding of these disorders.
The D.I.M.E. Lab is actively seeking local community partners to analyze the utility of different screening and assessment techniques for mood and disruptive behavior disorders. Families and clinicians deserve evidence-based tools that help diagnoses be more accurate so that effective treatment is provided as soon as possible.