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Treating mental illness and behavior disorders in children and adults with mental retardation /
edited by Anton Došen, Kenneth Day.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Press, c2001.
description
xv, 561 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0880488506 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Press, c2001.
isbn
0880488506 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
3531950
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Since the 1970s, the development of normalization philosophy and the implementation of community care policies have highlighted the nature and treatment of psychiatric and behavior disorders in people with mental retardation and rekindled the interest of scientists, psychiatric practitioners, and service providers. With these changes has grown a substantial body of new research and information on the phenomenology of mental illness and behavior disorders in mentally retarded persons. The editors, together with internationally renowned contributors from the United States and Europe, have compiled the first comprehensive handbook of the current theory and practice of mental health treatment and care in mentally retarded children and adults. Both contemporary and in-depth, this multidisciplinary, multidimensional volume covers all available therapeutic methods, including psychopharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, behavior therapies, cognitive therapy, and the systems approach for all the main diagnostic disorders in people with mental retardation. Beginning with a brief account of epidemiology and clinical presentation (including research trends), this wide-ranging work goes on to discuss therapeutic methods, psychotherapeutic interventions, how to apply these methods to the treatment of specific mental illnesses, how to treat behavior disorders, treatment methods for children, mental health services provision and staff training, and integrative treatment. Filling a major gap in the literature, this indispensable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators working with mentally retarded persons is also intended for general practitioners, social workers, and therapists working in the same or related fields.
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"This handbook fills an important gap in the current knowledge base of psychiatry. It presents an up-to-date review of the treatment of mental disorders in mental retardation. This guide follows a multi-perspective approach for examining the general treatment methods and interventions as well as their application in the main psychiatric and behavior disorders. It highlights the importance of the integrative approach to the psychiatric treatment of intellectual disabilities. With that focus, current mental health services for this population group have been also explored and described here."- Luis Salvador Carulla, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Secretary of the Mental Retardation Section (World Psychiatric Association), Faculty of Medicine. University of Cádiz (Spain)
"I was quite impressed with this book, which has an unusually broad theoretical scope. As well, the authors impress me as not just knowledgeable, but passionate about their areas of expertise, which makes the book a compelling read."- Doody Publishing , August 2001
"This book, edited by Drs. Dosen and Day, two prominent pioneers in the field of psychiatry of mental retardation, is the first of its kind. It fills successfully two roles. First, it is a scholarly, comprehensively referenced text, which reviews in details our current knowledge of treatment of mental disorders in persons who also have mental retardation. Second, it is also a very readable textbook, describing in practical details the treatment modalities, and as such it will be most useful to all clinicians working with this, long underserved, population. It should be an obligatory part of core library of every mental retardation-mental health professional."- Ludwik S. Szymanski, M.D., Director of Psychiatry (Emeritus), Institute for Community Inclusion, Children's Hospital, Boston, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"Treatment issues in intellectual disability are often confined to closing paragraphs. A major textbook focusing on treatments of people with intellectual disability is timely. Dosen and Day have assembled renowned experts on aspects of therapy to produce a key book and reference source that will be a necessary addition to institutes' libraries. Issues of theory and practice from local and international perspectives are included and models for multidisciplinary approaches are clearly described. This will be a useful handbook for the desks of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists in everyday practice with this group who have a high prevalence of behavior disorders, which are often refractory."- William Fraser, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Wales, Wales, United Kingdom
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Main Description
This volume covers all available therapeutic methods, including psychopharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, behavior therapies, cognitive therapy, and the systems approach for all the main diagnostic disorders in people with mental retardation. Beginning with a brief account of epidemiology and clinical presentation (including research trends), this wide-ranging work goes on to discuss therapeutic methods, psychotherapeutic interventions, how to apply these methods to the treatment of specific mental illnesses, how to treat behavior disorders, treatment methods for children, mental health services provision and staff training, and integrative treatment.
Main Description
Since the 1970s, the development of normalization philosophy and the implementation of community care policies have highlighted the nature and treatment of psychiatric and behavior disorders in people with mental retardation and rekindled the interest of scientists, psychiatric practitioners, and service providers. With these changes has grown a substantial body of new research and information on the phenomenology, epidemiology, classification, and clinical features of mental illness and behavior disorders in mentally retarded persons. In response to this growing interest and awareness, the editors, together with internationally renowned contributors from the United States and Europe, have compiled the first comprehensive handbook of the current theory and practice of mental health treatment and care in mentally retarded children and adults. Both contemporary and in-depth, this multidisciplinary, multidimensional volume covers all available therapeutic methods, including psychopharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, behavior therapies, cognitive therapy, and the systems approach for all the main diagnostic disorders in people with mental retardation. Parts I and II present an overview of epidemiology and clinical presentation, including research trends, and therapeutic methods, including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, behavioral therapies, cognitive and social learning treatments, and working with families and caregivers. Parts III and IV focus on psychotherapeutic interventions, such as rational emotive group treatment with dually diagnosed adults, pre-therapy for persons with mental retardation who are also psychotic, and systemic therapy, and how to apply these methods to the treatment of specific mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, and mood and anxiety disorders. Parts V and VI discuss how to treat behavior disorders such as aggression/self-aggression (pharmacotherapy and strategic behavioral interventions) and self-injurious behaviors (multimodal contextual approach), including group therapy for sex offenders and a pedagogical approach to behavior problems, and which treatment methods, such as psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, are most effective with children, including developmental-dynamic relationship therapy with more severely mentally retarded children. Parts VII and VIII provide guidance on mental health services and staff training, including psychiatric treatment in community care and a model for inpatient services for mentally ill persons with mental retardation, and the editors final chapter, which draws together all the various therapeutic approaches described in previous chapters to provide a practical framework for an integrative approach. Filling a major gap in the literature, this indispensable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators working with mentally retarded persons is also intended for general practitioners, doctors, social workers, and therapists working in the same or related fields.
Table of Contents
Contributors
Preface
Epidemiology, Etiology, and Presentation of Mental Illness and Behavior Disorders in Persons With Mental Retardationp. 3
Psychotherapeutic Methodsp. 27
Psychopharmacological Approachesp. 45
Behavioral Therapies: Individualizing Interventions Through Treatment Formulationsp. 69
Cognitive and Social Learning Treatmentsp. 101
Working With Families and Caregivers of People With Severe Mental Retardationp. 119
Psychoanalytic Therapiesp. 133
A Rational Emotive Group Treatment Approach With Dually Diagnosed Adultsp. 145
Pre-Therapy: A Treatment Method for People With Mental Retardation Who Are Also Psychoticp. 155
Systemic Therapyp. 167
Treatment of Schizophreniap. 183
Treatment of Mood Disorders in Mentally Retarded Personsp. 201
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Persons With Mental Retardationp. 227
Treatment of Epilepsy and Associated Disordersp. 243
Mood and Affect as Determinants of Psychotropic Drug Therapy: Response in Mentally Retarded Persons With Organic Mental Syndromesp. 265
Pharmacotherapy in Aggressive and Auto-Aggressive Behaviorp. 283
Strategic Behavioral Interventions in Aggressionp. 305
Self-Injurious Behaviors: Multimodal Contextual Approach to Treatmentp. 323
Group Therapy for Mentally Retarded Sex Offendersp. 343
Treatment and Care of Mentally Retarded Offendersp. 359
A Pedagogical Approach to Behavioral Problemsp. 391
Psychodynamically Oriented Psychotherapy in Mentally Retarded Childrenp. 401
Developmental-Dynamic Relationship Therapy: An Approach to More Severely Mentally Retarded Childrenp. 415
Pharmacotherapy in Mentally Retarded Childrenp. 429
Management of Pervasive Developmental Disordersp. 451
Service Provision and Staff Training: An Overviewp. 469
Psychiatric Treatment in Community Carep. 493
A Model for Impatient Services for Persons With Mental Retardation and Mental Illinessp. 503
Treatment: An Integrative Approachp. 519
Indexp. 529
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