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Psychotic Disorders and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Start: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
End: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This course will describe the diagnostic criteria for the diagnoses of psychotic disorders including schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia in individuals with intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD). While more research is needed, people with IDD are thought to have a higher prevalence of psychotic disorders than people without IDD. Common presentations of psychotic symptoms will be described as well as those symptoms that can mimic psychotic illness such as anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis and stimulant use. Prescription of and monitoring related to antipsychotic medication will also be discussed as well as non-pharmacologic interventions.