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Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities - Anastasia Gratsa

Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

By: Anastasia Gratsa (Editor), Geraldine Holt (Editor), Nick Bouras (Editor)

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Published: 23rd June 2004
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A practical and comprehensive introduction for carers to mental health problems, this accessible guide outlines a range of signs and symptoms of mental health problems that can affect people with intellectual disabilities. The guide explains why mental health problems develop, and advises on what can be done to help people with intellectual disabilities and carers themselves. With chapters on specific disabilities such as autism and epilepsy, the authors cover topics such as: * treatment and interventions for mental health problems * getting the best services and understanding policy around mental health and intellectual disabilities * legal issues, for example, what it means to `give consent' * carers' needs and support for carers. Written with advice from carers and people with intellectual disabilities who use mental health services, this book is an essential resource for all those who care for, and with, people with learning disabilities.

Acknowledgements -- Finding Your Way Around this Guide -- What is this Guide for? -- Mary Jane Spiller -- General Information Regarding Mental Health Problems -- Geraldine Holt, Steve Hardy and Anastasia Gratsa -- Mental Health Problems -- Geraldine Holt, Anastasia Gratsa, Steve Hardy -- Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Problems -- Steve Hardy and Anastasia Gratsa -- Therapeutic Interventions -- Anastasia Gratsa, Geraldine Holt and Steve Hardy -- Challenging Behaviour -- Teresa Joyce, Mary Jane Spiller and Anastasia Gratsa -- Law, Policy and Ethical Issues -- Anastasia Gratsa -- Autism -- Mary Jane Spiller and Anastasia Gratsa -- Epilepsy -- Mary Jane Spiller, Anastasia Gratsa and Geraldine Holt -- Carers' Needs and Support -- Anastasia Gratsa -- Mental Health Act -- Further Reading: Resources -- Glossary -- Mary Jane Spiller.

ISBN: 9781846420238
ISBN-10: 1846420237
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 23rd June 2004
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers