The Warren Wright Adolescent Center (WWAC) is dedicated to better understanding cognition in health and psychiatric illness in adolescents and young adults. Our goal is to map the range of healthy development to better understand psychiatric disturbance in adolescents during crucial development years (13 to 22 years of age).
Our work looks to establish a baseline of healthy adolescents. From there, we create and compare biomarkers to individuals who are experiencing life altering illnesses that cause disruption in their everyday life.
Areas of Study in Health
- Reward/Aversion & Approach Avoidance
- Judgment & Decision Making
- Working Memory
Areas of Study in Illness
- Substance Use Disorders (Alcohol, Drug)
- Psychosis & Schizophrenia
- Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD, ADHD)
- Anxiety Disorders
- Concussion & Mild TBI
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Feinberg is a medical school, not a site of care. Adolescents in need of inpatient care are hospitalized at a Feinberg-affiliated clinical facility, with follow-up care provided by their primary mental health providers from Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. Learn more about available care via the Warren Wright Adolescent Center page of the Northwestern Medicine Stone Institute of Psychiatry site.