Neurodevelopmental Psychopharmacology Clinic

Child and Adolescent Services

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  3. Neurodevelopmental Psychopharmacology Clinic

Neurodevelopmental Psychopharmacology Clinic (NPC)

About Us


  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


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 


  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.

Our Services


To be posted soon.

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 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


If interested, please visit Program for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Make an Appointment

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