Eric Youngstrom

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Eric A. Youngstrom
BornDecember 28, 1968
St. Louis, MO, United States
Alma materUniversity of Delaware Emory University
Known forresearch on bipolar disorder in children, evidence-based assessment in psychology
Scientific career
FieldsClinical psychologist, Psychological Assessment, Bipolar Disorder
InstitutionsUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctoral advisorCarroll E. Izard

Eric Arden Youngstrom is an American clinical child and adolescent psychologist, professor of psychology and neuroscience, and psychiatry, at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[1] He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.[2] His research focuses on evidence-based assessment, and assessment of bipolar disorder across the life span.


Youngstrom's research areas are evidence-based assessment and the assessment, phenomenology, and course of illness for youths with bipolar disorder.[3][4][5] He has developed or co-developed several self- and parent-report psychological measures, including the parent version of the General Behavior Inventory and the 7 Up 7 Down Inventory.[6]

Professional roles and memberships[edit]

Youngstrom was the inaugural recipient of the Early Career Award from the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.[7] He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association,[2] the Association for Psychological Science,[8] and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.[9] He is also an elected full member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.[10] He was president of the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.[11] He served as President-Elect of APA Division 5, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in 2019, is serving as president in 2020, and will serve as Past-President in 2021.[12][13]

Youngstrom consulted on the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).[14] He chairs the Work Group on Child Diagnosis for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hill, The University of North Carolina at Chapel. "Welcome! – Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D." Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D.
  2. ^ a b "Fellows Database". American Psychological Association – APA Fellows. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Eric Youngstrom Ph.D. This Emotional Life". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Eric Youngstrom". CREST.BD.
  5. ^ "Myths and Realities About Bipolar Disorder". American Psychological Association. October 23, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2017. Five questions for bipolar disorder expert Eric Youngstrom, PhD
  6. ^ Youngstrom, EA; Murray, G; Johnson, SL; Findling, RL (December 2013). "The 7 up 7 down inventory: a 14-item measure of manic and depressive tendencies carved from the General Behavior Inventory". Psychological Assessment. 25 (4): 1377–83. doi:10.1037/a0033975. PMC 3970320. PMID 23914960.
  7. ^ "Division 53 Division Fellows".
  8. ^ "Association for Psychological Science: APS Fellows". Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Fellow at ABCT – ABCT Fellows Current List". Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies ( 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  10. ^ "2020 ANCP Membership" (PDF). American College of Neuropsychopharmacology ( 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Past President – SCCAP Division 53". SCCAP Division 53 – The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Dr. Eric Youngstrom Elected as APA Division 5 President-Elect | Clinical Psychology Graduate Program".
  13. ^ "Div. 5 President". APA Divisions ( Division 5, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. August 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  14. ^ Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing. 2013. p. 898. ISBN 978-0-89042-555-8.

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