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The presentation and assessment of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities

01 April 2002

Learning Disability Practice

CPD

Mental health problems are more prevalent among people with learning disabilities, though they often go undetected and untreated. The authors provide an up to date...

A meeting of minds

01 November 2003

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

By virtue of their disability, people with learning disabilities are vulnerable to developing mental health problems (Hardy and Bouras 2002). Prevalence rates of...

evaluation of ‘mental health and learning disabilities’ training by community residential support staff

01 December 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Although people with learning disabilities face an increased vulnerability to developing mental health problems, they use relatively few mental health services...

Autistic Spectrum Disorder: supporting people in primary care

01 July 2007

Primary Health Care

General

Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a set of neurodevelopmental disorders which affect people’s communication and the way they interact with the world.

developing a guide to mental health for families and carers of people with intellectual disability

01 October 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of developing mental health problems than the general population, with prevalence rates of 20 per cent having...

the Tuesday Group: promoting mental health

01 October 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

People with learning disabilities are vulnerable to developing mental health problems; this is due to an interaction of biological, psychological and social factors....

using the Care Programme Approach for people with learning disabilities

01 February 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The Care Programme Approach (CPA) (DH 1990) was introduced when there was increasing public concern over a series of high-profile homicides and suicides involving...