At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, our experts treat infants, children, and teens with most types of mental health problems--from schizophrenia and depression to bulimia nervosa. We provide the most advanced treatment approaches, including:
- Recent advances in psychopharmacology that can reduce or minimize symptoms associated with all types of problems--such as depression and anxiety
- The latest approaches in cognitive and behavioral therapy, which can help children change destructive behaviors and thoughts
- Proven family therapies, which involve a child's parents, siblings, and other loved ones
- Psychotherapy or "talk" therapy aimed at helping children work through difficult issues
- Behavior therapy for the treatment of persistently dysfunctional or disruptive behaviors
- Coordinated treatment of psychiatric illnesses associated with complex medical problems, such as brain injury and seizure disorders
We design each treatment plan around a child's particular individual needs. What works best for your child may be different than what works for another child. Many children benefit from a combination of treatment approaches--for example, behavior therapy plus medication.