Now in its third edition, this high-quality, informative textbook presents intellectual disability and psychiatric presentation through the ages, to present a clear focus on issues relevant to psychiatric aspects for children and adults, at different stages of life. An ideal text for all psychiatrists, in training and in practice, this up-to-date, comprehensive guide to the understanding of intellectual disability features links to specific psychiatric competencies, vital for those undergoing training. Covering the breadth of psychological, service and biological factors affecting people with intellectual disability, this edition includes updates on a wide range of issues: from psychiatric diagnosis and management, through genetic causation, behaviour, health issues, mortality to delivery of services (historic and current). Key for multiple professional groups, and authored by leading specialists, this text provides the definitive collection of cutting-edge research on the psychiatry of intellectual disability.
Part I. Understanding Intellectual Disability: 1. Epidemiology of intellectual disability Christine Linehan; 2. Genetics of intellectual disability Kate Wolfe, Andre Strydom and Nick Bass; 3. Behavioural phenotypes Ruth Bevan and Gill Bell; 4. Communication in people with intellectual disability Lauren Edwards; Part II. Comorbidity: 5. Autism Tom Berney and Peter Carpenter; 6. Epilepsy and intellectual disability Mike Kerr and Lance Watkins; 7. Complex physical health issues in people with intellectual disability Robyn A. Wallace and Mark Scheepers; 8. Mortality in people with intellectual disability Pauline Heslop and Matthew Hoghton; Part III. Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders: 9. Children with intellectual disabilities and psychiatric problems Pru Allington-Smith; 10. Adults with intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders Sally-Ann Cooper; 11. Management of dementia in intellectual disability Vee P. Prasher and Hassan Mahmood; 12. Forensic psychiatry and intellectual disability Harm Boer and Liz Beber; 13. Psychotherapy in people with intellectual disabilities Rajnish Attavar and Kuljit Bhogal; 14. Psychological treatment of common behavioural disorders Audrey Espie and Andrew Jahoda; 15. Challenging behaviour and the use of pharmacological interventions John Devapriam and Regi T. Alexander; Part IV. Delivering High Quality Care: 16. History of services for people with disorders of intellectual development Peter Carpenter; 17. Inpatient care in intellectual disabilities Kiran Purandare and Shaun Gravestock; 18. Legal provisions and restrictive practices Kevin O'Shea; 19. Leadership and management Paul Winterbottom; 20. Clinical research in intellectual disabilities: ethical and methodological challenges Niall O'Kane, Sujata Soni and Angela Hassiotis; 21. Training in intellectual disability psychiatry Bernice Knight and Joanna Kingston.