Dr. Amelia Merz, MD
Addiction Specialist, Psychiatrist
Dr. Merz strives to provide compassionate, patient-focused care in a collaborative process with you and your therapist to achieve recovery from mental illness and substance abuse. She is board certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and uses an evidence-based approach in her practice. She was trained at the University of Minnesota where she completed both medical school and residency. Dr. Merz has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, residential treatment centers and inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Her goal is to use this experience to provide each of her patients a customized treatment plan that helps them to reach their personal and professional potentials. Dr. Merz has expertise in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, and substance use disorders in adults including LGBTQ individuals and women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Addiction Specialist
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- American Board of Addiction Medicine
- Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)
Education and training
- Medical School - University of Minnesota, Doctor of Medicine
- University of Minnesota, Residency in Psychiatry
Awards and publications
- Fatemi, S. H., Clayton, P. J. “Profiles in the History of Neuroscience and Psychiatry” . The Biological Basis for Psychiatry, 2008 Chapter 40, pp 731-752.
- Fatemi, S.H., Halt, A., Realmuto, G., Merz, A. (2003). “Reduced Purkinjie Cell Size in Cerebellum of Patients with Autism”. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Volume 22, pp 171-175.
- Fatemi, S.H., Earle,J., Kist, D.A., Realmuto, G., Thuras, P.D., & Merz, A. (2000). “Reduced Purkinjie Cell Size in Autistic Cerebellum.” Biological Psychiatry, 47128S.
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Chicago, IL 60613