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There is a misunderstanding of how to treat agitation in the Autistic patient population. Some medical providers do not know how to identify the underlying conditions that frequently contribute to this agitation. As a result, they prescribe antipsychotic medication which is an unsafe long-term solution and is often ineffective. Identify the underlying cause of agitation and targeting treatment directly to that condition improves patient safety and well-being. This course will focus on person-centered approach to treat agitation. Also common causes of agitation in this population and how to identify these causes and target treatments. Plus review my Sources of Distress tool as a guide for treating agitation.
Can you identify underlying causes of agitation within the Autistic community?
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This CE activity available for streaming on October 12th, 2020
This CE activity is valid until October 12th, 2023