Tizard Learning Disability Review: Volume 4 Issue 2

Practice, management, research and innovation


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Adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Needs: Conceptual and Service Issues

Shaun Gravestock

This paper introduces service changes impacting on adults with learning disabilities, defines the concepts of learning disability, needs and need assessments, dual diagnosis and…

Assessment of Mental Health Problems

Steve Moss

This paper examines the process of assessing mental health needs for people with learning disabilities, considering questions of targeting, mental illness and challenging…


Treatment and Therapeutic Interventions: Psychological Approaches

Suzanne Collins

People with learning disabilities are subject to the same range of psychological disorders as non‐learning‐disabled groups. Although in the 1970s and 1980s many therapeutic…


Treatment and Therapeutic Interventions: The Use of Medication

David Clarke

Medication may be used to treat two broad types of mental health problem: psychiatric disorders (such as depression, schizophrenia or obsessive‐compulsive disorder) and…

Mental Health and Challenging Behaviour Services

Geraldine Holt, Theresa Joyce

Changes have occurred in the pattern of services for people with learning disabilities and mental illness and/or challenging behaviour over recent years, with the development of a…

Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities

Sarah Bernard

Children with learning disabilities are recognised as being at increased risk of developing mental health problems or challenging behaviour. The need for mental health services…

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