Anxiety and Depression in People with Intellectual Disabilities: Advances in Interventions

Date

2012

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Pavilion

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Peer reviewed

Abstract

This book will focus on intervention strategies for treating anxiety and depression in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). The rationale for this theme is the lack of an adequate evidence base for assessment and intervention approaches for this population. For example, although anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders in the general population, very little is known about their incidence and manifestation in people with ID. Furthermore, research evidence indicates a high prevalence of depression and related illnesses in this population, and the nature and manifestation of depressive illnesses in people with ID warrant an in-depth examination to highlight the knowledge base of appropriate assessments and intervention strategies. This book explores the full range of anxiety and depressive illnesses in relation to people with ID, captures their nature and manifestation, and describes assessment and intervention approaches

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Keywords

Anxiety, depression, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, interventions

Citation

Raghavan R (2012) Advances in interventions for Anxiety and Depression in people with intellectual disabilities. Pavilion

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Research Institute

Mary Seacole Research Centre