Overcoming Challenges Associated With TBI, Intellectual Disability, and Developmental Disability

November 16, 2012
Alya Reeve, MD, MPH

Your patient walks in with signs of traumatic injury, or intellectual or developmental disability. What special considerations are necessary in assessing and treating this patient?

Your patient walks in with signs of traumatic injury (TBI), or intellectual or developmental disability. What special considerations are necessary in assessing and treating this patient?

We have invited Dr Alya Reeve, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, to speak on this topic. Dr Reeve shares additional insights during her presentation, “Meeting the Challenges of Treating People with TBI or ID/DD: Strategies for Assessment, Management, and Psychopharmacology” at the 2012 US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in San Diego. Here, she discusses some highlights from the presentation, as well as tips for assessing and treating these sometimes challenging patients.

Resources:
Silver JM, McAllister TW, Yudofsky SC, eds. Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Press; 2011.

Intellectual disability : definition, classification, and systems of supports / the AAIDD Ad Hoc Committee on Terminology and Classification. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; 2010.

Challenges Associated With TBI and Related Disabilities