Outpatient Psychiatric Care for Developmental Disabilities
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 11, Number 6, June 2013
Topics: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Josh Feder, MD
Director of research, Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders
Dr. Feder has disclosed that he received a small payment from Pfizer for psychopharmacology research in 2012. He is the medical director of Symplay, LLC, family games for autism. Dr. Balt has reviewed this article and found no evidence of bias in this educational activity.
ASD occurs in one out of 50 school children and at least 1% of older adults. About one third of people with developmental challenges have other mental health difficulties, and these patients are often referred to general outpatient psychiatric services for assessment and management.