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Glen Elliott, M.D., PhD

Dr. Elliott is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a longstanding interest in normal development and in severe behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescence with a particular focus on the appropriate use of medications.  He has been involved in diagnosing, treating, and doing research on children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 1984, first at Stanford and then at UCSF. And has over 100 per-reviewed published articles.  In 2006, he authored Medicating Young Minds, a book for parents facing the difficult decision of using medications for children with severe behavioral problems.


After joining the Stanford faculty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1986, Dr. Elliott became Director of The Children’s Center at Langley Porter at UCSF in 1989, retiring from that position in 2006 as an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychiatry.  Since then, he has been at the Children’s Health Council (CHC), a community mental health clinic for children and adolescents, serving as Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director.  He also is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (Affiliated) in the Stanford School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of Training for Stanford’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program.  He has won numerous awards for teaching, and he lectures regularly to lay and professional audiences on topics ranging from appropriate use to psychoactive medications to diagnostic and treatment approaches to ASD.