* Chronic Mood Problems in Children and Adolescents - The National Institute of Mental Health National Institutes of Health, Department of Health & Human Services (NIMH) is offering a treatment study of severe mood or behavioral problems in children and adolescents. All participants receive clinical and psychological assessments (including an inpatient assessment during which children will be withdrawn from medication), treatment with lithium, and brain imaging (no radiation). Participants may receive placebo for part of the study.

Participants must be 7 to 17 years old with: [list][*]Chronic abnormal mood (severe anger, sadness or irritability)[*]"Hyper" behavior (easily distracted, physically active, trouble sleeping, fast thoughts/speech) [*]Trouble handling frustration (severe temper tantrums and rages) [*]Problems must be present for at least one year and have started before age 12.[/list:u] Evaluation and participation provided are free of charge. Travel expenses are paid. For more information, call 301-496-5645 (TTY: 1-866-411-1010).

*Is your child experiencing extreme mood swings, inflated self-esteem, problems in school, or decreased need for sleep? If your child is suffering from these and other symptoms and is between the ages of 10-17, he or she may qualify for a free medical evaluation and treatment. Please contact Adam Craft for more information at 714-571-5721.