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Eric Youngstrom Ph.D.

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Eric Youngstrom Ph.D.


Dr. Youngstrom is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is also the Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Delaware.

Dr. Youngstrom is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the relationship of emotions and psychopathology, and the clinical assessment of children and families. He teaches courses on assessment and therapy, developmental psychopathology, research design, and multivariate statistics, and has earned the Carl F. Wittke, Glennan Fellowship, and the Northeastern Ohio Teaching Awards. He also actively investigates ways of improving the use of clinical assessment instruments for making better differential diagnoses, predictions about future functioning, or monitoring of treatment progress – particularly with regard to bipolar disorder across the life span.

Awards and Credentials

  1. American Psychological Association Early Career Development Award for the Division of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
  2. Four university and regional teaching awards
  3. One of the “Top 40 Producers” of research in clinical psychology, 2003-2008

Recommended Reading List

  • “Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.” Youngstrom, E. A. (2007). Assessment of Childhood Disorders (4th Ed.). Guilford.
  • “Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Validity, Phenomenology, and Recommendations for Diagnosis.” Youngstrom, E. A., et al. (2008). Bipolar Disorders, 10(Supplement 1).
  • “The Assessment of Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder.” Youngstrom, E. A., et al. (2009). Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18(2).

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