Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Wexner Medical Center
General Research: Dr. Axelson’s research has focused on the phenomenology and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder. His treatment research encompasses both psychosocial and psychopharmacological approaches. Dr. Axelson’s phenomenological work has focused on the longitudinal course of pediatric bipolar disorder and the role of subthreshold symptoms of mania in the developmental progression of bipolar disorder.
Research/Clinical Interests: Child and adolescent mood disorders; irritability in youth
Current Research Projects: Consultant to the Pittsburgh Bipolar Offspring Study
Axelson D, Goldstein B, Goldstein T, et al. Diagnostic Precursors to Bipolar Disorder in Offspring of Parents With Bipolar Disorder: A Longitudinal Study. The American Journal Of Psychiatry 2015;172(7):638-46.
Axelson D, Findling RL, Fristad MA, et al. Examining the proposed disruptive mood dysregulation disorder diagnosis in children in the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms study. The Journal Of Clinical Psychiatry 2012;73(10):1342-50.
Axelson DA, Birmaher B, Strober MA, et al. Course of subthreshold bipolar disorder in youth: diagnostic progression from bipolar disorder not otherwise specified. Journal Of The American Academy Of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry 2011;50(10):1001-16.e3
1992 – MD, Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC
Residency:1992-1997 Internship and Residency in Combined General and Child Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, WPIC Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship: 1997-2000 NIMH Clinical Research Fellowship in Child Psychiatry, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
2014–present, Reviewer, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
2013-present, State of Ohio, Medical Physician License
1997 – present, American Medical Association
Academic and Clinical Services: Medical director of Behavioral Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital