Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

News & Events

Image - Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: Launch of New Early Intervention Framework and Resources
Friday, July 22, 2016
A new Early Intervention Framework and suite of online resources have been developed to support health professionals to address the specific cardiometabolic health needs of people with an intellectual disability.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
We are excited to announce new e-learning to promote improved mental health care for people with an intellectual disability is now available!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
3DN has published its strategic plan for the next five years.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
3DN has released its annual report for 2015. The annual report can be accessed here.
Friday, June 10, 2016
A recent collaboration between 3DN and FMRC found that administrative rather than medically related reasons dominated presentations to general practice for people with an intellectual disability. They found an underrepresentation of presentations for core physical health and preventive health measures and call for GPs to be opportunistic when a person presents for administrative reasons in the initiation of health screening for common medical conditions.
Image - Challenging behaviour and intellectual disability – free e-learning available now
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A series of new modules about intellectual disability and mental disorder now available on our e-learning site   The new modules are two modules about legal and ethical practice, and three modules about challenging behaviour:   Module 9: Equality in mental health care – a guide for clinicians
Friday, April 15, 2016
3DN researchers assess the utility of a modified online Delphi method to define and reach consensus on the core intellectual disability mental health workforce attributes, and the lessons learned from using this approach. Find out more here: DOI: 10.1111/jppi.12142
Friday, April 15, 2016
In response to a recent study by Sheehan et al in BMJ 2015;351:h4326, 3DN researchers Professor Julian Trollor and Dr Carmela Salomon argue that GPs should be better supported and equipped to prescribe psychotropic medications in people with intellectual disability. Find out more here:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Results of the first national audit of intellectual disability content in medical curricula in Australia in 15 years show that current intellectual disability content taught within medical training in Australia is highly variable and remains limited.
Image - Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework: A Manual for Mental Health Professionals (the Framework) has now launched.


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