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

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

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

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

Synopsis

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.

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Geraldine Holt, Anastasia Gratsa and Steve Hardy

Affective disorders
Schizophrenia
Anxiety disorders
Adjustment disorders and acute stress disorder
Dementia
Eating disorders
Substance misuse
Personality disorders

Affective disorders

Affective disorders are mental health problems that are characterized by abnormal changes in the person's mood. They include depression, mania and bipolar affective disorder (formally known as manic depression).

Paul is 22 and has severe intellectual disabilities. He lives with three other
men with intellectual disabilities in a house that has 24-hour staffing.
Paul enjoys a wide range of activities at home and in the community. He
cannot talk but shows people his needs by leading them to what he
wants. the staff are becoming concerned about him. Recently he has
been refusing to go to his morning activities and is generally not eating
breakfast or lunch, normally his favourite meals. He has also lost weight.
Paul has also started to bang his head against the wall or floor when staff

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