Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana
Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Psychiatry
Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago - Clinical Medical Ethics
Dual diagnosis disorders
HIV care, psychiatric aspects
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Mobile health technologies
Substance use disorders
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Factors Associated With Substance Use in Adolescents With Eating Disorders. Mann AP, Accurso EC, Stiles-Shields C, Capra L, Labuschagne Z, Karnik NS, Le Grange D J Adolesc Health 2014 Mar 18 Responses to conflict, family loss and flight: posttraumatic stress disorder among unaccompanied refugee minors from Africa. Völkl-Kernstock S, Karnik N, Mitterer-Asadi M, Granditsch E, Steiner H, Friedrich MH, Huemer J Neuropsychiatr 2014 Mar 28(1):6-11. Incarcerated youth with personality disorders: prevalence, comorbidity and convergent validity. Kaszynski K, Kallis DL, Karnik N, Soller M, Hunter S, Haapanen R, Blair J, Steiner H Personal Ment Health 2014 Feb 8(1):42-51. Psychiatric disorders, high-risk behaviors, and chronicity of episodes among predominantly African American homeless Chicago youth. Castro AL, Gustafson EL, Ford AE, Edidin JP, Smith DL, Hunter SJ, Karnik NS J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 Aug 25(3):1201-16. Victims of military sexual trauma-you see them, too. Baltrushes N, Karnik NS J Fam Pract 2013 Mar 62(3):120-5. Personality and psychopathology in African unaccompanied refugee minors: repression, resilience and vulnerability. Huemer J, Völkl-Kernstock S, Karnik N, G Denny K, Granditsch E, Mitterer M, Humphreys K, Plattner B, Friedrich M, Shaw RJ, Steiner H Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 2013 Feb 44(1):39-50. Psychiatric disorders and substance use in homeless youth: a preliminary comparison of san francisco and chicago. Quimby EG, Edidin JP, Ganim Z, Gustafson E, Hunter SJ, Karnik NS Behav Sci (Basel) 2012 Sep 2(3):186-94. Network science and social media. Rice E, Karnik NS J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2012 Jun 51(6):563-5. The mental and physical health of homeless youth: a literature review. Edidin JP, Ganim Z, Hunter SJ, Karnik NS Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 2012 Jun 43(3):354-75. Psychopathology in African unaccompanied refugee minors in Austria. Huemer J, Karnik N, Voelkl-Kernstock S, Granditsch E, Plattner B, Friedrich M, Steiner H Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 2011 Jun 42(3):307-19. Psychosocial background in incarcerated adolescents from Austria, Turkey and former Yugoslavia. Bauer SM, Steiner H, Feucht M, Stompe T, Karnik N, Kasper S, Plattner B Psychiatry Res 2011 Jan 30 185(1-2):193-9. Pragmatic research for a messy world. Karnik NS J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2011 Dec 50(12):1208-9. Psychopathology, trauma and delinquency: subtypes of aggression and their relevance for understanding young offenders. Steiner H, Silverman M, Karnik NS, Huemer J, Plattner B, Clark CE, Blair JR, Haapanen R Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 2011 5:21. The cultural sensibility model: a process-oriented approach for children and adolescents. Karnik NS, Dogra N Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 2010 Oct 19(4):719-37. Prevalence differences of psychiatric disorders among youth after nine months or more of incarceration by race/ethnicity and age. Karnik NS, Soller MV, Redlich A, Silverman MA, Kraemer HC, Haapanen R, Steiner H J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010 Feb 21(1):237-50. Prevalence of and gender differences in psychiatric disorders among juvenile delinquents incarcerated for nine months. Karnik NS, Soller M, Redlich A, Silverman M, Kraemer HC, Haapanen R, Steiner H Psychiatr Serv 2009 Jun 60(6):838-41. Unaccompanied refugee children. Huemer J, Karnik N, Steiner H Lancet 2009 Feb 21 373(9664):612-4. Integrated treatment of aggression in the context of ADHD in children refractory to stimulant monotherapy: a window into the future of child psychopharmacology. Steiner H, Karnik NS Am J Psychiatry 2009 Dec 166(12):1315-7. Mental health issues in unaccompanied refugee minors. Huemer J, Karnik NS, Voelkl-Kernstock S, Granditsch E, Dervic K, Friedrich MH, Steiner H Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 2009 3(1):13. Low internalised restraint predicts criminal recidivism in young female prisoners. Kjelsberg E, Rustad AB, Karnik N Crim Behav Ment Health 2009 19(5):298-307.
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I focus right now on treating young people who have substance use disorders, as well as young people who are on the autism spectrum.
Families that are dealing with almost any psychiatric condition often have dealt with a fragmented system of care outside. And so, when patients and families come here to Rush, I think my philosophy of care is really to sit down with them and take some time and really get to know what it is that they’ve been struggling with. Patients come to a psychiatrist and they think that they’re just going to get a prescription — that medication is the only option — and I think that they are very surprised when I talk about both medications, but also spend time talking about psychotherapy or family therapy or even some of the school-based and social interventions that are available out there. And I think that what does surprise them is to be able to get that advice and to hear it in an integrated fashion and how these different elements will, in aggregate, move this young person forward to a better place.