Chapter 13. Mental Health Crises

  1. Angela Hassiotis Senior Lecturer1,
  2. Diana Andrea Barron Clinical Research Fellow1 and
  3. Ian Hall Consultant Psychiatrist2
  1. Deirdre O'Brady

Published Online: 16 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682968.ch13

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

How to Cite

O'Brady, D. (2009) Mental Health Crises, in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook (eds A. Hassiotis, D. A. Barron and I. Hall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682968.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    UCL Department of Mental Health Sciences, London W1W 7EJ, UK

  2. 2

    East London NHS Foundation Trust, London E1 4DG, UK

Author Information

  1. East London NHS Foundation Trust, London E1 4DG, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742518

Online ISBN: 9780470682968

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Keywords:

  • mental health crises;
  • supporting people with intellectual disability in mental health crises;
  • specialist expertise by community intellectual disability teams;
  • aetiology of non-specific behavioural presentations - complex and multifactorial;
  • phenomenon of diagnostic overshadowing;
  • emergency presentation using a biopsychosocial model;
  • emergency presentations in autism;
  • people with intellectual disabilities - inadequate social support, non-recognition and need underestimation;
  • antisocial and disruptive behaviours;
  • possible care pathways in emergencies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and context

  • Vulnerability to crises

  • Emergency presentations

  • Aetiology

  • Psychiatric presentations

  • Summary

  • References

  • Further reading