Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Editor(s): Angela Hassiotis, Diana Andrea Barron, Ian Hall
Published Online: 16 OCT 2009
Print ISBN: 9780470742518
Online ISBN: 9780470682968
About this Book
Intellectual Disability Psychiatry is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the management of mental health problems in people with intellectual disabilities. A clear and user-friendly handbook, it will help busy healthcare professionals develop their understanding of the mental health problems of service users with intellectual disabilities. Most importantly, it will help them make an accurate diagnostic assessment and develop and implement an holistic, person-centred, evidence-based management plan.
Topics covered include the classification of mental disorders in intellectual disability, the clinical assessment of specific disorders, psychological, psychopharmacological and social interventions, and the practical, legal, and social aspects of supporting service users with intellectual disability who have mental health problems.