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This is a case study of a Canadian man with a learning disability who visited emergency departments more than 50 times in a 10‐year period, in times of stress. During these visits he gave false reports of his current symptoms and psychiatric history, sometimes gaining hospital admission. The...
There are high rates of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems (Cooper et al , 2007) in the learning disability population. This paper describes the Mental Health in Learning Disabilities (MHiLD) service for adults with learning disabilities in four South London boroughs. This service...
Understanding the mental health problems of children who have learning disabilities presents huge challenges across many domains. This paper examines some of the assessment frameworks that may be used, offers clinical guidance on collecting information and suggests ways in which various...
Occupational therapists are concerned with how people perform across the various daily activities that are important to them. It is recognised within occupational therapy that the presence of illness or disability might affect this performance.In order to assess how a person complete a task and...
Thorough assessment of communication is of utmost importance for successful working with people with learning disabilities. Indeed, recent legislation now makes it incumbent on professionals working with people with learning disabilities to address issues of communication, both their own...
Mental health assessment in people with learning disability can be a challenging process for clinicians. The more severe the cognitive impairment and level of learning disability, the less likely it is that the clinician can reliably confirm the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder. Coordinated,...
This paper will consider the process of psychological assessment for people with learning disabilities and mental ill‐health. The paper will describe a formulation‐driven approach with reference to a social‐cognitive model of mental ill‐health in people with learning disabilities. I will...
This paper will consider the process of psychological assessment for people with learning disabilities and mental ill-health. The paper will describe a formulation-driven approach with reference to a social-cognitive model of mental ill-health in people with learning disabilities. I will...
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