Chapter 6. Psychiatric Illness, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Risk

  1. Leam A. Craig BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, CSci, AFBPsS, EuroPsy, C.Psychol (Forensic) consultant forensic psychologist partner chartered psychologist chartered scientist holder Fellow1,
  2. William R. Lindsay PhD, C.Psychol, FBPsS Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist Professor Visiting Professor2 and
  3. Kevin D. Browne BSc, MSc, MEd, PhD, MI.Biol, AFBPsS, C.Psychol (Forensic) chartered biologist chartered psychologist Consultant3
  1. Fabian Haut consultant psychiatrist and
  2. Eleanor Brewster MD specialist registrar

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665510.ch6

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

How to Cite

Haut, F. and Brewster, E. (2010) Psychiatric Illness, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Risk, in Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook (eds L. A. Craig, W. R. Lindsay and K. D. Browne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665510.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd, The Willows Clinic, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, UK

  2. 2

    Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK

  3. 3

    Institute of Work, Health & Organisations (I-WHO), University of Nottingham, International House, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058381

Online ISBN: 9780470665510

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Keywords:

  • diagnostic assessment and comorbidity;
  • psychiatric illness, pervasive developmental disorders and risk;
  • medical interest in intellectual disabilities (ID) - first developed in France physician Itard's work;
  • determining prevalence of mental illness in people with ID - fraught with difficulty;
  • levels of affective disorder - found in general population;
  • offending in people with intellectual disabilities;
  • mental illness of offenders with intellectual disabilities;
  • people with intellectual disability - as victims of sexual offending;
  • personality disorders, severe disturbances in personality and behavioural tendencies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prevalence of Mental Illness

  • Offending in People with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Mental Illness of Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities

  • People with Intellectual Disability as Victims of Sexual Offending

  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Psychiatric Illness

  • Treatment Issues

  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders

  • Management

  • Conclusions

  • References