Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Program
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Program clinical team provides evaluation and treatment to help youth and their families address and overcome emotional and behavioral problems.
Under the direction of section Chair Louis Kraus, MD, traditional and innovative treatments for children and adolescents are provided at Rush by psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed clinical social workers with specialized training in child and adolescent psychiatry and various therapeutic modalities that have demonstrated efficacy in this population. When a patient's psychiatric problems are complicated by a neurological condition, learning disability, substance abuse or other medical conditions, additional specialists at Rush are available to lend their expertise for consultation.
Research conducted during the past 15 years has added greatly to our understanding of behavioral problems and makes it possible to diagnose and medically treat these conditions, even in very young children. This early intervention can prevent more serious problems later in life.
- Individualized treatment options matched to each child's intellectual and emotional maturity level.
- Psychiatric evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents with psychiatric mood and behavioral disorders, including depression, bipolar, affective dysregulation, anxiety, psychosis and disruptive behaviors.
- Comprehensive behavioral, developmental and psychiatric assessments and treatment services at the Toddlers Infants Preschoolers (TIPS) Clinic for children ages 6 and under.
- Evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression and anxiety. Combined therapy and medication treatments are also available.
- Psychodynamic-oriented therapy.
- Research opportunities for autism spectrum disorders.
- The Rush Educational and Emotional Health Evaluation Program, dedicated to helping children reach their full potential in the school setting.
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The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit's multidisciplinary team includes board-certified and eligible child and adolescent psychiatrists, child psychiatric nurses, clinical social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, recreation and art therapists, mental health workers and a clinical educator trained in working with patients with behavioral and learning disorders.
||Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at Rush
Rush University Medical Center
4th Floor Kellogg Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60612
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Search our list of Rush physicians specializing in psychiatry and related areas or contact us at (312) 942-2400 to schedule an appointment today.
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