Anxiety and Depression in People with Intellectual Disabilities draws on the experience of a wide range of authors to present a rich and informative exploration of the nature, manifestation and presentation of anxiety and depression in individuals with intellectual disabilities and discusses the challenges and obstacles facing those who work with them.
Alongside user perspectives and information for supporting families, it also discusses a range of approaches to working with this population, including case formulations, psychopharmacological interventions, cognitive therapy, psychodynamic approaches and solution-focused therapy.
Practitioners, including IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and High Intensity Therapists, carers, academics and students, or anyone affected by intellectual disabilities, anxiety and depression.
Publisher: Pavilion Professional
Publication: 22 May 2012
Chapter 1: Intellectual disabilities and mental health
Chapter 2: Anxiety disorders in people with intellectual disabilities
Chapter 3: Depressive disorders in people with intellectual disabilities
Chapter 4: User views and experiences
Chapter 5: Case formulation
Chapter 6: Psychopharmacological approaches
Chapter 7: Cognitive therapy
Chapter 8: Solution focused brief therapy
Chapter 9: Psychodynamic perspective
Chapter 10: Supporting families
Chapter 11: Case management and the care programme approach
Chapter 12: Intensive support teams.
Raghu Raghavan is a reader in the disability and mental health research programme in the School of Health, Community and Education at Northumbria University. Raghu has a clinical background in health psychology and learning disability nursing and expertise in service development. He led the development of assertive outreach teams and secure services for people with learning disabilities with behaviour and mental health needs.
Raghu has developed a strong research profile in learning disability, mental health, and social inclusion. He has experience of participatory research models and has worked with young people with learning disabilities and their families in promoting inclusion and participation. He has expertise in supporting people with behaviour and mental health needs, inclusive approaches to care, social networks, and frontline and professional staff development.
Collaborating with professionals in health and social care services for research and practice facilitation, Raghu has also developed the leadership and management of nurse education programmes and service developments. Raghu pioneered knowledge transfer ventures through national short course programmes in intellectual disability and mental health, which have been successfully running for the past 11 years. He has published widely – over 40 publications – which include books, book chapters, peer reviewed journals and research reports.
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