Neurodevelopmental Psychopharmacology Clinic

Child and Adolescent Services

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Neurodevelopmental Psychopharmacology Clinic (NPC)


About Us

Goals:

  1. To provide psychiatric care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  2. To assess as objectively as possible the effect of different medications on symptoms by using empirical instruments
  3. To provide education to trainees regarding the phenomenology, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Eligibility  

1. The patient has an autism spectrum disorder including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Autism
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified

2. The patient is between the age of 3 and 17 years of age 

Design 

  1. Initial visits will be one hour in length. On the first visit, the patient and caretakers will be instructed to arrive approximately twenty minutes before the appointment time in order to fill out a number of scales and instruments that will be used to assess symptoms (and subsequently to assess change).
  2. Follow up visits will be thirty minutes. The patients may need to fill out symptoms assessment instruments.

Treatment Team

Fedra Najjar MD

  • Associate Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
  • Director, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Psychopharmacology Clinic

Fedra Najjar, MD, Associate Professor of clinical psychiatry is the director of the neurodevelopmental disorder psychopharmacology clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is also the associate medical director of the comprehensive assessment and treatment unit, an inpatient unit at UIC treating severely mentally ill adolescents who are in state custody.

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Fedra Najjar

Research

If interested, please visit Program for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.


Make an Appointment

Call today to speak with one of our intake coordinators. 312.996.7723