The Comprehensive Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Clinic (CAC) provides evidence-based comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of ADHD for individuals 4-22 years old. Many children and adolescents treated at our clinic also have other difficulties including learning problems, oppositional and disruptive behaviors, mood and anxiety disorders and various medical problems.
90-minute appointment including a detailed history of the child’s behavior, medical and family history, observation of child’s behavior,and review of behavior rating scales.
Once a diagnosis is made, a treatment plan specific to the child’s needs will be determined.
Ongoing education about ADHD, medication, and behavioral interventions is an integral part of ADHD management.
Medication is highly effective in most children with ADHD. Stimulants are the first line of treatment and have been widely studied.
Assistance with determining if child is eligible for academic accommodations and navigating the school system.
Consisting of 8-12 weekly sessions, PMT focuses on addressing the child’s functional impairments related to ADHD at home, school, and/or with peers by providing strategies for managing challenging behaviors and reducing overall family stress.
Psychological testing may be recommended to assess the child’s cognitive strengths and challenges in order to assist in educational and treatment planning.
Individual and/or family therapy may be recommended for children and adolescents who have mood or anxiety concerns in addition to ADHD.
Dr. Mulvihill is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her adult training and child fellowship at UIC. She stayed on at UI Health to join the faculty in 2018. Dr. Mulvihill works both in the Women’s Mental Health Program and Child Adolescent Division to expand integrative services around maternal-child mental health. She is interested in treating children, women, and families with various psychiatric issues including those related to pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, and motherhood. Dr. Mulvihill has a particular interest in working with expectant and new mothers with their children to improve family wellness and prevent adverse child experiences.
Dr. Christine Lee earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky, specializing in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their peer problems. Her residency in pediatric psychology was completed at Geisinger and her fellowship in consultation-liaison work was completed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Additionally, she has experience working in higher levels of care, such as crisis services, the Emergency Department, and Intensive Outpatient Programs. Her current interests focus on collaborating with children, adolescents, families, and young adults with ADHD and comorbid disorders, particularly in racial/ethnic minority populations. She uses a behavioral parent training approach for treatment as well as cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy influences.
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