Medication in people with learning disability and mental illness

O'Brien, Gregory and McKinnon, I. (2009) Medication in people with learning disability and mental illness. Psychiatry, 8 (10). pp. 413-415. ISSN 0033-2747

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mppsy.2009.07.003

Abstract

Psychiatric medications are often used in the treatment of mental disorders as well as for problem behaviours in people with learning disabilities. However, there is little evidence directly relating to people with learning disability, and most treatment decisions and experience of medication are based on research in the general population. Good practice demands that clinicians make every effort to ascertain whether the presenting complaints are those of a diagnosable mental disorder and that there is multidisciplinary support to ameliorate problem behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychotherapy, Learning disabilities, People with mental disabilities
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2009 13:38
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3350

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