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Clinical Services at Rush Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program
Program Description

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides evaluation and treatment to help young people address and overcome emotional and behavioral problems.

Under the direction of psychiatrist Louis Kraus, MD, traditional and innovative treatments for children and adolescents are provided at Rush by psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers with special training in child psychiatry and family therapy. 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.

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.

Services Provided
  • Individualized treatment options matched to each child’s intellectual and emotional maturity level.
  • Inpatient diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances.
  • Comprehensive developmental and psychiatric assessment and treatment services at the Toddlers Infants Preschoolers (TIPS) Clinic for children ages 6 and under.
  • Cognitive-behavioral treatment modalities. Research studies have proven the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents who have difficulties with depression and anxiety. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and psychiatric nurses conduct cognitive-behavioral therapy using research-based techniques. Combined therapy and medication treatments are also available.

  • Comprehensive assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder and affective dysregulation.
  • The Rush Day School, offering education and treatment for emotionally disturbed children ages 5 to 14.
  • The Rush Educational and Emotional Health Evaluation Program for Children and Adolescents, dedicated to helping children reach their full potential in the school setting.

Survey: Tell us how fees for treatment affect health care for your child

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at Rush provides evaluation and treatment to help young people address and overcome emotional and behavioral problems. We know that some treatments can be quite costly. We are conducting a research project to get a better sense of how fees can affect health care for families of children with mental health disorders. You may participate in our study by completing the 25-item survey. Your name is not included in the survey, and we do not identify you by any other information, including IP address. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you can choose to discontinue at any time. You can receive treatment referrals for your child even if you do not take the survey. No fees or compensation are provided for participation. There are no anticipated risks for participating in this project. We hope to use the information from the surveys to help make services more available. If you have any questions about our research project, or would like to complete the survey over the phone, you can call Natalie Forburger at (312) 563-2272. You can contact the Rush Research & Clinical Trials Administration Office with questions about the rights of research subjects at (312) 942-5498. By completing the survey, you are consenting to be a part of the research project. Take our survey.

Clinical Team

Louis Kraus, MD, associate professor and section chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Interests include autistic disorder, forensic psychiatry and school consultation.

Adrienne Adams, MD, assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and training director of the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Interests include anxiety disorders and mood disorders.

Mojgan Makki, MD, assistant professor and director of Toddlers Infants PreSchoolers (TIPS) Clinic. Clinical services include assessment and treatment of children ages 6 and under with severe emotional, behavioral, and developmental difficulties. Her expertise includes complicated psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Additionally, Dr. Makki has special interest area in forensic, school, and child custody evaluations.

Marcia Ward, LCSW

Contact Name
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-5437
Contact E-mail

Rush West Campus
2150 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

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