Mani Pavuluri

Psychiatrist, Child Mental Health

Dr. Pavuluri is Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), Professor and the Founding Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the Co-Founder of the MedCircle. Her non profit word press blog is She completed medical training in India, Adult and Child Psychiatry training through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and became a Fellow (FRANZCP), and further, in the USA at the Rush Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago, Board Certified in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in USA and obtained doctoral degree in Otago, NZ. She had been funded by the NIH and private foundations to study medication effects on brain function. She serves on several editorial boards of the scientific journals, board of the Harmony Project of America, media committee of the AACAP and education and training committee of the ACNP.


Pediatric Mood Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Comorbid ADHD
Brain Disorders





Posts I've Written

Holiday Shopping with Champagne Taste and...

"Holiday Shopping with Champagne Taste.... and beer pocket money!" - a wise mom reports to me recollecting her family adage of intergenerational reprimand in...Read more

Podcast: Perspective Taking, Part II

In the previous podcast, Dr. Mani Pavuluri introduced the concept of perspective taking. In this followup, Dr. Pavuluri and Mike delve further into the...Read more

Podcast: The Brain Function behind Perspective Taking: Part 1

Tune up with Mike and Mani: Brain Science Step by Step The ability to step into someone else’s shoes–to see things from their point of view–is another...Read more

Do Not Fan the Flames of Teen Suicide

Guidelines from Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Canadian Psychiatric Association and WHO Media has powerful influence on suicide prevention. Austrian...Read more