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Gentile / Gillig

Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

A Practical Manual

2012. Buch. 392 S. Hardcover

Wiley. ISBN 978-1-119-99381-0

Format (B x L): 16,8 x 24,4 cm

Gewicht: 750 g

In englischer Sprache


Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) often present with behavioral symptoms complicated by limited expressive language skills and undiagnosed medical conditions. Many training programs do not include focused study of individuals with ID, despite the fact that such patients will be seen by virtually every mental health practitioner and that these patients can benefit from the full range of mental health services. In this book, the authors present a framework for competent assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders in individuals with ID. There are no evidence-based principles dedicated to psychotropic medication use in ID, but consensus guidelines address the high prevalence of poly-pharmacy. Altered diagnostic criteria have been published which accommodate less self-report and incorporate collateral information; this book reviews the literature on psychotropic medications, consensus guidelines, and population-specific diagnostic criteria sets. Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability also includes: * Interviewing techniques and assessment tips for all levels of communicative ability as well as for nonverbal individuals * Assessment of aggression to determine etiology and formulate a treatment plan * Overview of types of psychotherapy and suggested alterations for each to increase efficacy * Relevant legal issues for caregivers and treatment providers The detective work involved in mental health assessment of individuals with ID is challenging yet rewarding. The highest quality mental health treatment limits hospital days, improves quality of life and often allows individuals to live in the least restrictive environments. Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability is a must have resource guide for psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other prescribers treating patients with ID. It is a supplemental text for psychiatry residents, medical students, psychology graduate students, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, behavior support specialists and nurses.


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