Many children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities have complicated medical treatment profiles. This is especially true when a child or adult has challenging psychiatric and/or behavioral conditions.
When a person's treatment planning includes the use of multiple medications for treatment of medical and/or behavioral concerns there is always a risk of complication from medication interactions, which can have unexpected and unintended effects on a person medically and psychiatrically.
For this reason the services of a Clinical Pharmacist are a vital component of a comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral assessment for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The Clinical Pharmacist reviews medication regimens and provides important information about ways in which those medications may be interacting, and how those interactions may be impacting behavioral and psychiatric symptoms.
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