List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; Part I. Disorders of Intellectual Development: Concept and Epidemiology: 1. Disorders of intellectual development: historical, conceptual, epidemiological and nosological overview Anthony Holland; 2. Behavioural phenotypes Jeremy Turk; Part II. Disorders of Intellectual Development: Comorbidity and Complications: 3. Psychiatric illness and disorders of intellectual development: a dual diagnosis Marc Woodbury-Smith and Sheila Hollins; 4. Anxiety disorders Sherva Elizabeth Cooray, Alinka Bakala and Anusha Wijeratne; 5. Behaviour problems Elspeth Bradley and Marika Korossy; 6. Epilepsy Marc Woodbury-Smith and Howard Ring; 7. The use of psychotropic medications to manage problem behaviours in adults Shoumitro Deb; Part II. Autism Spectrum Disorder: 8. Overview of autism spectrum disorder Stelios Georgiades, Terry Bennett and Peter Szatmari; 9. Autism spectrum disorder and Asperger syndrome Tom Berney; 10. Pharmacological management of core and comorbid symptoms in autism spectrum disorder Rachel Elvins and Jonathan Green; 11. Psychological treatment of autism spectrum disorder Jo-Ann Reitzel, Jane Summers and Irene Drmic; Part IV. Service Provision: 12. Improving the general health of people with disorders of intellectual development Mike Kerr and Penny Blake; 13. Bridging the gap: linking primary and secondary care for people with disorders of intellectual development Neill J. Simpson and Neil Arnott; 14. Ageing in people with disorders of intellectual development Gregory O'Brien and Paul White; 15. Services for children with disorders of intellectual development and mental health needs Asif Zia and Anagha Sardesai; 16. Forensic psychiatry for people with disorders of intellectual development: a personal reflection Simon Martin Halstead; Index.
This comprehensive work addresses the care and treatment of adults and children who have disorders of intellectual development (also known as intellectual or learning disabilities). It focuses specifically on the interface between intellectual disabilities and genetics, ageing, epilepsy and forensic psychiatry. A whole section is devoted to the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Other topics include: comorbid mental health problems; behavioural problems; psychopharmacology; and service provision. There are references to the up-to-date evidence-based literature throughout the text which aims to inform clinical practice. Written by eminent clinicians and experts in their field, the majority of chapters were specially commissioned for this book, whilst a few have previously appeared in the journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment (now known as BJPsych Advances) and have now been fully updated.
Dr Marc Woodbury-Smith is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Pediatrics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Clinician-Scientist at the Centre for Applied Genomics in Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. He trained in the UK as a psychiatrist in intellectual disability, and works as a clinician with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other disorders of intellectual development.