Jack McClellan, MD

Personal Statement

I am a Professor in the Division of Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of Washington, and the Medical Director of Child Study and Treatment Center, the State Hospital for children and adolescents in Washington State. My primary research focus addresses the genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders.  Our research supports that a substantial portion of neuropsychiatric disease, including schizophrenia and autism, stems from individually rare deleterious mutations in genes important for brain development. My clinical research addresses the diagnosis and treatment of early-onset psychotic illnesses.  I authored the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s diagnostic and treatment guidelines for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.   


Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Residency: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Medical Director, Child Study and Treatment Center

Recent Publications

Debate: Involuntary treatment - not whether, but when and what else is needed.
(2024 May)
Child Adolesc Ment Health 29(2): 206-208
McClellan J

An evolutionary perspective on complex neuropsychiatric disease.
(2024 Jan 3)
Neuron 112(1): 7-24
McClellan JM, Zoghbi AW, Buxbaum JD, Cappi C, Crowley JJ, Flint J, Grice DE, Gulsuner S, Iyegbe C, Jain S, Kuo PH, Lattig MC, Passos-Bueno MR, Purushottam M, Stein DJ, Sunshine AB, Susser ES, Walsh CA, Wootton O, King MC

Strategies for Managing Impairing Emotional Outbursts.
(2023 Jun 1)
JAMA Pediatr 177(6): 559-560
McClellan JM, Berliner L, Carlson GA

Consider R Codes for Undiagnosed Serious Pediatric Behavior Problems.
(2023 Jun 1)
JAMA Pediatr 177(6): 646-647
Carlson GA, Farquharson W 4th, McClellan JM

Practitioner Review: Psychosis in children and adolescents.
(2023 Jul)
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 64(7): 980-988
Sunshine A, McClellan J

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