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Aggression in Intellectual Disability — A New Approach

Katie Turner (School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK)
David Clarke (School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK)

Mental Health Review Journal

ISSN: 1361-9322

Article publication date: 22 July 2009


Aggressive behaviour is a problem for services providing care for people with intellectual disabilities, affecting the quality of life of the individual and the quality of care provided. Current research trends, which focus on risk factors and mental health problems, are discussed. Other factors that could contribute to aggression in people with intellectual disability (PWID), such as lifestyle and environmental issues are examined. A methodology that would allow for the integration of all these factors, Behavioural Sequence Analysis, is a suitable investigative approach to this problem.



Turner, K. and Clarke, D. (2009), "Aggression in Intellectual Disability — A New Approach", Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 28-36.



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