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Smita Gautam, M.D.
• July 11, 2022

Nearly a week after the mass shooting that took place at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, many throughout the community, both near and far, are struggling to cope with the resulting trauma of yet another senseless act of gun violence. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr. Smita Gautam with The Family Institute at Northwestern University spoke to ABC7 about how children process trauma differently. Gautam also offers advice for the adults who are caring for those children.

Watch the Interview on ABC7

Smita Gautam, M.D.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Gautam is a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She completed her child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also board certified in adult psychiatry and had completed her adult psychiatry residency at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Prior to her training in the U.S., Dr.