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Entirely revised and updated, this edition of a very well-received and successful book provides the essentials for all those involved in the fields of intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities and mental retardation, drawing both on clinical experience and the latest research findings. An international, multidisciplinary team of experts cover the available literature in full and bring together the most relevant and useful information on mental health and behavioural problems of people with intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities and mental retardation. In addition, this book highlights the principles behind clinical practice for assessment, management and services. It offers hands-on, practical advice for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, social workers, managers and service providers.


From reviews of the first edition:‘A set of excellent contributors, drawn from around the world, provide generally excellent reviews and updates for this volume … this is an excellent and current overview that will be of interest to practitioners and investigators alike.’

Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry

‘The multidisciplinary approach is central to work in this field. This book confirms that it is enjoyable and exciting. … Each of the 26 chapters is a gem … I strongly recommend this as a book that should be browsed through by anyone involved in this work.’

Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines

‘In conclusion, the Bouras volume presents an excellent resource for students and professionals on the topic. The chapters are well-written, and have the distinctive advantage of dealing with the complex issues of dual diagnosis from diverse perspectives.’

Source: American Journal of Mental Retardation

‘We recommend this book to clinical professionals, postgraduate students, service managers and researchers involved in meeting the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities. … The book should be a necessary purchase …’

Source: Psychological Medicine

'… this book is comprehensive, well-structured and clear. … An overwhelming strength is that the information provided is based on relevant, recent research and is presented from a bio-psycho-social perspective. This book is an excellent reference suitable for all members of the multi-agency teams that support people with intellectual disabilities.'

Source: Psychological Medicine

'Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2nd edition is a well-crafted and most useful addition to the ID field. It would make an excellent introductory text for any new student entering the field, but is also sufficiently detailed and so well-referenced that it makes a valuable addition to the library of a seasoned practitioner. In addition, the readability makes it reasonable to recommend to families and non-professional staff who have an interest in advancing their knowledge in a particular area.'

Source: Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities

'This book is a concise and well-written collection of chapters on the assessment and treatment of psychiatric and behavioural disorders among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. … In most training programs little time is devoted to this special population, which makes this book a tool in the treatment of this diverse group of people.'

Source: American Psychiatric Foundation

'… the editors have produced an excellent well-researched tool for hands-on clinical practice. With its clarity, reader-friendly style, up-to-date knowledge and practical relevance, this is a text which is highly recommended for anyone involved in the field of intellectual disabilities, from students to clinicians and managers.'

Source: Journal of Mental Health

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  • Preface
    pp xiii-xiv
    • By Nick Bouras, Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Psychological Medicine and Health Service Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry King's College London; Chairman, Mental Health Studies Programme, Geraldine Holt, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London; Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and the Maudsley NHS Trust

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