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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.