Psychiatric Symptoms and Behaviours Screen

Psychiatric Symptoms and Behaviours Screen

Tool Objective

Helpful checklist for use by caregivers and primary care providers for joint review of recent or increased symptoms and behaviours (see page 75 of the Guide to Understanding Behavioural Problems and Emotional Concerns). Information compared to usual or baseline behaviour and functioning of an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities can help to determine the person’s level of distress or a possible psychiatric disorder.

Developed by

The Behavioural and Mental Health Working Group of the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (2011), chaired by Dr. Elspeth Bradley, Surrey Place  Centre, Toronto

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is currently in the process of updating this 2011 practice resource to reflect the Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines (Canadian Family Physician, Vol 64: April 2018). Updated practice resources are scheduled to be launched in October 2018.