Dr. Aradhana A. Bela Sood is a nationally recognized expert in children and adolescents with mental health problems, including depression, bi-polar disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She is frequently quoted by national media for her views on the use of medication in such disorders. She is a well known teacher and lecturer and has taught a wide range of classes in pediatric psychopharmacology. She is also a reviewer for many journals including the Journal for the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Sood served on the panel reviewing the Virginia Tech shootings as a mental health expert. She is a dedicated teacher and lecturer and has taught a wide range of courses in pediatric psychopharmacology. Her current research examines the psychopharmacology of mood disorders in children and adolescents.
Sood, chair of child and adolescent psychiatry and medical director of the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, has been appointed by former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner as chair of child and adolescent psychiatry to the State Board of Social Services.
- Child mental health
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
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