There are many possible clinical features for 22q11.2 deletion and duplication syndromes, and the medical terms can be overwhelming. The International 22q11.2 Foundation has developed the Health Conditions Explained section that explain medical conditions in ways that families can understand.
The latest addition to the “Health Conditions Explained” series focusses on mental health, which is often an area of significant concern for families affected by 22q11.2 deletion and duplication syndromes. Our Clinic’s Education and Communication Officer, Joanne Loo, has been highly involved in developing this series. Dr. Anne Bassett, our Clinic Director, Lisa Palmer, our Social Worker, along with Dr. Maude Schneider, Psychologist and Psychotherapist from Switzerland, have all provided significant input.
The 8 information sheets and the Q&A in the Mental Health Series provide background information about specific conditions and some tips on possible management. Each person is different – Please consult your healthcare provider about the best approach to assessment and management for you or your loved one with 22q11.2DS.
Mental Health Series
- Mental Health and 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
- Mental Health and 22q11.2 Duplication Syndrome
- What Parents Can Do for Their Children
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders [Including schizophrenia]
- Mood Disorders
- Mental Health Q&A (Spring 2023)
Topics previously published in Health Conditions Explained:
- 22q Glossary (First Edition)
- Dental Series
- Heart Series
- Palate Series
The Foundation will continue to add more topics as they become available.
Disclaimer: These information sheets are provided for educational purposes only. They are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns, please discuss them with your doctor or healthcare provider.