Mood Disorders Program

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The Mood Disorders Program provides specialty evaluation and treatment of adult patients with mood disorders and mixed mood/anxiety disorders. Typical patients range in age from early adulthood to late life, and are diagnosed with a range of disorders including bipolar disorder, major depression, dysthymia, panic and generalized anxiety disorders, organic mood disorder, and severe adjustment disorders. Patients are referred for both one-time diagnostic and treatment second opinions as well as for ongoing care. Biological and psychological therapies are provided by attending psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, psychologists, social workers, and trained counselors.

Diagnostic and treatment modalities include:

  • Initial standard diagnostic interviews by a trained counselor and an attending psychiatrist. Ancillary laboratory and imaging tests including EEG and MRI
  • Ancillary clinical testing including personality and neuro-cognitive testing
  • Psychopharmacologic therapies administered by nationally recognized faculty who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders
  • State-of-the-art electroconvulsive therapy services available for both inpatient, outpatient and maintenance ECT
  • Individual and group cognitive therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Specialized treatment programs for elderly patients and patients with bipolar disorder.
  • Inpatient psychiatric treatment at Duke University Hospital
  • Investigational drug trials available through research protocols


Clinical Faculty and Allied Mental Health Professionals

John L. Beyer, MD: Mood and Bipolar Disorders, Geriatric Psychiatry, General Psychiatry
Dan G. Blazer, MD, PhD: Geriatric Psychiatry, Mood Disorders
Cynthia D. Jones, MS, LPC, NCC: Counseling for patients and families with mood disorders
Andrew D. Krystal, MD: Mood Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Electroconvulsive Therapy
Meg D. Lineberger, PhD: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sleep Disorders
Diane E. Meglin, MSW, ACSW: Individual and Couples Psychotherapy, Inpatient Social Work
Virginia C. O’Brien, MD: Treatment of patients with complex comorbid medical and psychiatric illnesses
Clive J. Robins, PhD: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT
M. Zachary Rosenthal, PhD: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT
Indu M. Varia, MD: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders
Richard D. Weiner, MD, PhD: Mood Disorders and Electroconvulsive Therapy