A study by Ms. Sarah O’Flanagan and Dr. Rob Nicholson, recently published as a JCACAP Early Release Article, draws attention to the current state of training in developmental disabilities across Canadian psychiatry residency programs. The authors suggest that residency training in this area is likely inadequate, and the ramifications for clinical practice and inequities in mental health care are discussed.
This study is accompanied by two commentaries, by Drs. Anupam Thakur and Yona Lunsky, and Dr. Natasha Fernandes, respectively, that highlight the importance of education in developmental disabilities along with recommendations to enhance this training.
These papers, along with other JCACAP Early Release Articles can be accessed here.