When people with developmental disabilities present to community practitioners.

L. Hovermale

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This article describes the problems involved in the global medical assessment of persons with developmental disabilities who present with behavioral changes. Solutions offered include anticipating the difficulties in treating this group and taking steps to insure adequate information is provided. Community providers are cautioned against assuming behavioral changes in this population are psychiatric in nature. Case examples illustrate the quality of life improvements that can result from relatively minor medical interventions in persons initially thought to have psychiatric difficulties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalMaryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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