2015 Annual Meeting Institute 8 Notebook
2015 Annual Meeting Institute 8 Notebook
Assessment and Management of Autism and Associated Psychopathology
Clinicians are frequently asked to evaluate children with social interaction and communication problems, odd behaviors, or emotional and behavioral difficulties. Although they may be able to recognize diagnostic symptoms of autism,many are uncertain about how to screen out comorbid psychiatric or medical disorders. In this Institute, experts in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) provide a practical synthesis of the most recent research on the assessment and management of ASD and associated psychopathology. Attendees receive updates on diagnostic nomenclature, methods of identifying comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders, and psychological and psychopharmacology research; and a review of educational, psychotherapeutic, behavioral, and psychopharmacological interventions. In addition to addressing the management of behavioral challenges through ambulatory psychiatric services, the Institute includes a presentation addressing inpatient treatment for serious behavioral disturbances requiring out-of-home placement.
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