Behavioral Health Quarterly Meeting: Complex Needs of Individuals with Dual Mental Health and Medical Diagnoses, April 29, 2022

The 4/29/2022 Behavioral Health Quarterly Meeting Presentation by Dr. Lauren Charlot contains an array of information related to the complex needs of individuals with IDD and dual medical and mental health diagnoses. Dr. Charlot details:

  • The importance of and considerations for evaluating the effectiveness of psychiatric medications,
  • “The Usual Suspects” (medical conditions) to consider in your process of ruling out medical explanations for changes in behavior before assuming a behavioral etiology,
  • Identifying and monitoring common side effects from psychiatric medications,
  • Differentiating types of seizures and related behavior, and
  • Appreciating the overall medical complexity of the IDD population when addressing behavioral needs.

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4-29-22 Complex Needs of Individuals with Dual MH & Medical Diagnoses