Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

By: Diana Andrea Barron (author), Angela Hassiotis (author), Ian Hall (author)Paperback

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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.

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Dr Angela Hassiotis is senior lecturer at the Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free & University College Medical School, London. She is also an elected member of the Faculty of Learning Disability Psychiatry Executive, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, and co-chair of the Special Interest Research Group Challenging Behaviour/Mental Health, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) Dr Diana Andrea Barron is clinical research fellow at UCL,Department of Mental Health Sciences. Dr Ian Hall is honorary senior lecturer, UCL Dept of Mental Health Sciences, and also works for the Community Learning Disability Service of the East London NHS Foundation Trust. .


Contributors Foreword Tony Holland 1 Introduction Angela Hassiotis, Diana Andrea Barron and Ian Hall 2 Effective Communication Diana Andrea Barron and Emma Winn 3 Clinical Assessment Neill Simpson 4 Assessing Mental Capacity and Making Best Interest Decisions Ian Hall and Afia Ali 5 Common Mental Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD) Elspeth Bradley, Rebecca Goody, Shirley McMillan and Andrew Levitas 6 Psychotic Illness Angela Hassiotis and Amanda Sinai 7 Mental Health Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders Peter Carpenter 8 Substance Misuse Helen Miller and Emma Whicher 9 Challenging Behaviour David Smith and William Howie 10 Interaction between Mental and Physical Health Michael Kerr and Basil Cardoza 11 Mental Health of Older People Andre Strydom and Jennifer Torr 12 Management of Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities Evan Yacoub and Ian Hall 13 Mental Health Crises Deirdre O'Brady 14 Pharmacological Interventions Shoumitro Deb 15 Psychological Interventions Katrina Scior 16 Community Care Philip Dodd and Patricia Noonan Walsh Appendix A Critique of the ICD 10 and DSM IV based Classification of Mental Disorders in Intellectual Disability Anna Cooper and Angela Hassiotis Appendix B A to Z of Disciplines That May Contribute to the Multi- and Interdisciplinary Work as Applied to Mood and Anxiety Disorders Elspeth Bradley, Rebecca Goody and Shirley McMillan Index

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  • publication date: 04/12/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780470742518
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780470742518
  • weight: 506
  • ISBN10: 0470742518

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