Chapter 6. Psychotic Illness

  1. Angela Hassiotis Senior Lecturer2,
  2. Diana Andrea Barron Clinical Research Fellow2 and
  3. Ian Hall Consultant Psychiatrist3
  1. Angela Hassiotis Senior Lecturer2 and
  2. Amanda Sinai1

Published Online: 16 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682968.ch6

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

How to Cite

Hassiotis, A. and Sinai, A. (2009) Psychotic Illness, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Camden Learning Disabilities Service, London NW1 7JR, UK

  2. 2

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

  • psychotic illness;
  • psychotic disorder - types of mental disorders reflecting detachment from reality;
  • assessment, diagnosis and management of psychosis in adults with intellectual disabilities;
  • adult with intellectual disability and psychotic illness;
  • ICD-10 [2] and DSM-IV [3] - international classifications categorizing mental illness;
  • psychotic symptoms in mood disorders, bipolar affective disorder, depression or mania;
  • adults with Learning Disabilities/Mental Retardation (DC-LD) and Diagnostic Criteria for Psychiatric Disorders;
  • DC-LD criteria for schizophrenic/delusional episode;
  • Schizoaffective disorder - schizophrenia and affective disorder features;
  • genetic syndromes and psychosis and 22q11 deletion syndrome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • Epidemiology

  • Aetiology and risk factors

  • Clinical features and diagnosis

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Assessment and investigations

  • Management

  • Outcome/prognosis

  • Genetic syndromes and psychosis

  • References

  • Further reading