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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research and Medical Treatment Implications Series

Psychiatric Issues and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Release date: October 4, 2019
Expiration date:
October 4, 2021

Estimated Time of Completion: 45 minutes

Description

This activity provides expert insight about common psychiatric comorbidities seen in ASD, their management, and how they affect quality of life. Increased understanding of the children and adults with autism should be improved by virtue of educating about emerging genetic findings associated with this complex disorder.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the current clinical definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  2. Recognize the varied conceptualizations of ASD and their differences 
  3. Recognize the common psychiatric comorbidities of ASD and their impacts to the affected individual
  4. Recognize the impacts of ASD on the family

Target Audience

This online series is designed for a primary audience of psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, family practice physicians, neurologists, behavioral medicine experts, pharmacists, and allied health practitioners. The secondary audience includes internists, nutritionists and associated allied health practitioners interested in underlying medical and neurological comorbidities associated with autism spectrum disorders.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and the Autism Research Institute. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Faculty

Activity Director

Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Clinical Geneticist, Clinical Pathologist
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Faculty

Agnes Whitaker, MD
Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
New York, NY

Charles Henry, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Boston, MA

Robert Hendren, DO
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias. 

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship, which in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Robert Hendren, DO La Hoffman Roche Ltd. Independent contractor (including contracted research)
Curemark Independent contractor (including contracted research)
Janssen Consulting
BioMarin Membership on advisory committee or review panels


Charles Henry, MD CytRx Corporation Ownership interest (stock, stock options)

The following faculty have indicated she has no relationship which, in the context of her presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Marvin Natowicz, MD
Agnes Whitaker, MD

 


This CME activity was produced by the
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Autism Research Institute