Roozbeh Adult Developmental Disorders Clinic (RADD)
At the first visit, the psychiatrist and one of the psychologists evaluate the patient through a comprehensive interview. Diagnoses are made based on clinical interview and clinician’s judgement. A full developmental history is taken with the focus on interests, social interactions and relationships across the life span and education and working status. Other informants (parents, partners or friends) are interviewed subsequently.
Ongoing Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment
Services will be provided through collaborative and evidence-based care. Once the principal and comorbid diagnoses are confirmed, appropriate pharmacotherapy is
started by psychiatrists. Patients may be assigned to psychologists for individual or group communication and social skill training and coaching. If needed, patients may be referred to the team’s social worker for practical support such as supported employment.
Consultations with other services such as Addiction, Neuropsychiatry, Child and Adolescent and Psychosexual Psychiatry services are made when relevant.
Monitoring and Treatment Planning
Weekly meetings are held for reassessing the diagnoses and developing management plans with other team members of the team.
Our team also provides consultations for general psychiatrists in inpatient setting.
A range of neuropsychological assessments are conducted in the clinic according to the patients condition. Some of the assessments include:
- The Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised (RAADS-R)
- Autism Quotient
- Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
- Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in adults (DIVA)
- Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery
Appropriate medications are prescribed based on the principal diagnosis, comorbidities and the symptoms that patients may be suffering from. Patients are followed cautiously for any possible side effects.
Speech and Language Therapy
Social Skills Training
Social skill training is provided through individual sessions with one of our psychologists.
PEERS for adults
Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS ) which is an evidence-based manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults (Laugeson et al. 2012). Our team has started adopting and validating the manual for Iranian population and our first group is running right now.