Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services Center — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and apprehension over normal life stressors like beginning a new job or taking a test. When anxiety becomes overwhelming, it can interfere with a person’s physical and mental health and is then referred to as an anxiety disorder.
  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) inhibits the ability to focus and control impulses. People with ADHD may also be overly active. Many call this condition attention deficit disorder, or ADD.
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that appears in early childhood and continues throughout a person’s life. Signs of ASD typically appear before age 3, but symptoms sometimes are not noticed until later.
  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder in which a person experiences powerful swings between periods of mania (feeling “up”) and depression (feeling “down”). Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, can occur in both children and adults.
  • Depression, a serious brain disorder, is more than just “feeling down” or “blue.” It’s a persistent problem that affects everyday life. Symptoms of depression include sadness, feelings of uselessness, loss of interest in activities, weight changes, loss of energy and suicidal thoughts.
  • Children with intellectual disability learn and develop more slowly than children their same age.
  • Learning Disabilities

    Learning disabilities are conditions that affect a person’s ability to learn. Some of the most common include dyslexia (difficulty processing language), dysgraphia (difficulty writing) and dyscalculia (difficulty with basic calculations). Learning disabilities, which affect people of average or above-average intelligence, are not the same as intellectual disabilities.