Entires with the tag 'Autism' in the Journal of Nursing

Managing behavior in children with ASD

Managing behavior in children with ASD

Unfortunately, many of these children end up in the emergency department for these behaviors due to the lack of community mental health services. These crises visits often times result in unnecessary medications being prescribed for these problematic behaviors.

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Understanding behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

With the rising incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders, nurses need to be educated regarding comorbidities that can cause aberrant behaviors. Along with a thorough medical assesment, finding mental health services can be challenging for many families. Many PCP's and other non-mental health professionals take on medication management of behaviors due to the lack of appropriate mental health resources.

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