Table of Contents

Front Matter.
Overview / Allison E. Cowan, MD and Julie P. Gentile, MD.
Psychiatric Assessment / Ann K. Morrison, MD and Paulette Marie Gillig, MD, PhD.
Medical Assessment / Julie P. Gentile, MD and Michelle A. Monro, DO.
Neurologic Conditions / Paulette Marie Gillig, MD, PhD and Richard Sanders, MD.
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Co-occurring Mental Illness / Gretchen N. Foley, MD.
Interviewing Techniques / Julie P. Gentile, MD and Paulette Marie Gillig, MD, PhD.
Mood Disorders / Ann K. Morrison, MD and Christina Weston, MD.
Anxiety Disorders / Kelly M. Blankenship, MD.
Psychotic Disorders / Allison E. Cowan, MD.
Personality Disorders / Julie P. Gentile, MD and Allison E. Cowan, MD.
Aggression / Julie P. Gentile, MD and Paulette Marie Gillig, MD, PhD.
Psychotropic Medications / Christopher T. Manetta, DO and Julie P. Gentile, MD.
Psychotherapy / Carroll S. Jackson, LISW-S and Julie P. Gentile, MD.
Behavioral Assessment and Interventions / Betsey A. Benson, PhD.
Legal Issues for Treatment Providers and Evaluators / Jeannette Cox, JD.
Syndromes of Intellectual Disability / Kelly M. Blankenship, MD and Christina Weston, MD.
Index. Patients with intellectual disability (ID) can benefit from the full range of mental health services. To ensure that psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and treatment interventions are relevant and effective; individuals with ID should be evaluated and treated within the context of their developmental framework. Behavior should be viewed as a form of communication. Individuals with ID often present with behavioral symptoms complicated by limited expressive language skills and undiagnosed medical conditions. Many training programs do not include focused study of individuals with ID, despite the fact that patients with ID will be seen by virtually every mental health practitioner. In this book, the authors present a framework for competent assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders in individuals with ID. Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability is a resource guide for psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other prescribers treating patients with ID. It is a supplemental text for psychiatry residents, medical students, psychology graduate students, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, behavior support specialists and nurses
Patients with intellectual disability (ID) can benefit from the full range of mental health services. To ensure that psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and treatment interventions are relevant and effective; individuals with ID should be evaluated and treated within the context of their developmental framework. Behavior should be viewed as a form of communication. Individuals with ID often present with behavioral symptoms complicated by limited expressive language skills and undiagnosed medical conditions. Many training programs do not include focused study of individuals with ID, despite the fact that patients with ID will be seen by virtually every mental health practitioner. In this book, the authors present a framework for competent assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders in individuals with ID. Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability is a resource guide for psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other prescribers treating patients with ID. It is a supplemental text for psychiatry residents, medical students, psychology graduate students, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, behavior support specialists and nurses