Patients with severe depression, anxiety, bipolar, and substance use disorders. Residents gain experience with psychopharmacology and incorporating therapy techniques on the inpatient unit.
UIC has a 5- bed med/psych unit with complex patients with acute medical and psychiatric issues. Residents gain experience collaborating with Medicine and managing psychiatric comorbidity in medically complex patients. Purple time includes all med-psych patients as well as neuropsychiatry patients such as those with developmental disorders, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and dementias.