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The challenges of caring for an exceptional child

07 November 2011

Learning Disability Practice


The authors review the literature on the impact of autism in a child on parents, families and carers, and the stresses they face. Families who are resilient focus...

Flexible observations in the management of self-harm

01 July 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article decribes the challenges faced by one regional secure forensic service in meeting the needs of its female patients who present with self-harming...

Dealing with personality disorders in individuals who have learning disabilities

04 December 2009

Learning Disability Practice


This article reviews the prevalence and treatment of comorbid conditions (personality disorders) in individuals with learning disabilities. It is based on a new...

A novel attachment-based service for young people with emerging personality disorder

06 February 2018

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Background The profound clinical and financial consequences of severe personality disorders (PDs) that emerge during adolescence have been acknowledged for some...