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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)|
|State||Published - Aug 1997|
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