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Alden D.C. Littlewood, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Medical Director, Midtown Adult Psychiatric Day Hospital and Emergency Department Psychiatric Services


UMMC Midtown Campus, 6th Floor

Phone (Primary):



Dr. Littlewood received her medical degree at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in Jefferson, LA and her adult psychiatry residency at the LSU New Orleans/Ochsner joint program. She then completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt. Dr. Littlewood specializes in inpatient General Adult Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and she is board-certified in both. Dr. Littlewood is particularly interested in the acute treatment of serious mental illness, especially in transitional age youth and young adults.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, partial hospitalization, crisis stabilization, risk assessment and management, serious mental illness, dual diagnosis management. Schizophrenia, first-episode psychosis, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression, anxiety, medical education.