Gianni L. Faedda, MD, is a resident in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Faedda specializes in mood and anxiety disorders; attention-deficit and psychotic disorders; and psychopharmacology. He is board certified in adult psychiatry, and has conducted NIMH-funded research in biomarkers for mood disorders and ADHD.
Dr. Faedda has developed the use of actigraphy in the differential diagnosis of childhood psychiatric disorders, and participated in longitudinal studies of the course and outcome of psychotic disorders in young adults. He has investigated the outcome of lithium discontinuation in adults with bipolar disorders and the psychiatric phenotype of children with Velo-Cardio-facial Syndrome. His special interests include differential diagnosis of childhood mood and anxiety disorders, prodromes of psychotic and non-psychotic mood disorders, as well as the effects of treatment on the course of bipolar disorders.
Dr. Faedda received his medical degree from the University of Cagliari, Italy. He completed a research fellowship in neuropharmacology and a residency in adult psychiatry at McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School, and finally, a fellowship in psychopharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.
Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. Faedda was director of research, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, since 1991. In addition, he directs the Mood Disorders Center in New York. Dr. Faedda is on the editorial board of BMC-Psychiatry and Aspects of Affect, and has been a reviewer for the Journal of Affective Disorders, Biological Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, CNS Spectrum, and Pediatrics. He is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, several book chapters, and a book, Parenting a Bipolar Child with Dr. Nancy B. Austin. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Bipolar Disorder and the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He received the APA-Dista award in 1991 and 1992.