It is well documented that people with learning disabilities are more likely to have mental health problems than the general population. However, vigorous efforts have not been made in recent years to address mental health assessment, diagnosis, services, education, and interventions for this client group.
Unfortunately, caregivers are sometimes limited in understanding the mental health needs, skills and resources needed to assess these needs and provide appropriate care. This book aims to cut some way towards meeting these deficits.
The book aims to answer the following questions: What is mental health? What are mental health problems? What causes them? How do mental health problems affect the lives of people with learning disabilities and those around them? How can mental health problems be identified in people with learning disabilities? How do providers and services respond? The book is directed at all these people, including parents, other family members, nurses, social workers, psychologists, professional therapists, other professional staff, students, caregivers and volunteer workers who take part in the care of people with learning disabilities. . Is not recognized as a complete guide to mental health. Instead, it aims to introduce the reader to key issues and concerns surrounding mental health in people with learning disabilities so that they may have a positive impact on the care they receive.
A review of evaluation tools combines in one place all available within the UK, with descriptions and details obtained. The case study approach is related to the theory presented to everyday life situations and practice.
It also encourages readers to create links and reflect on their own experiences. Interactive exercises guide the reader's thinking to a deeper level.
The umbrella approach combines current topics / concepts / thinking with regard to mental health in learning disabilities in one easy-to-read text. When using the technical language, the language is explained.
A multi-agency approach aimed at a wide professional readership. Strong family care / informal focus.
Identifies a set of specific learning disability conditions that help the reader bridge the gap between mental health problems and learning disabilities. Highlights a range of practical therapeutic interventions that can be used in this area. Services are provided in context with some of the problems faced by service providers when trying to provide appropriate care.
Research has been used to support many of the topics discussed, and to promote evidence-based care for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs.
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