Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities: Volume 4 Issue 1


Table of contents

Family expectations and transition experiences for young adults with severe disabilities: does syndrome matter?

Jan Blacher, Bonnie Kraemer, Erica Howell

The differential impact of young adult diagnosis on families during the period of transition from school to adult life was examined. Participants were parents of 246 young adults…

The importance of family: a case report

Sarah Bernard, Suzannah Gratton, Natasa Momcilovic

This case report highlights the importance of the role of the family in supporting a young person with a developmental disability. The young person discussed has a complex…


Ethical dilemmas of antenatal screening for Down's syndrome in primary care

Neil Douglas

A fictionalised case report is used to highlight the author's experience of antenatal screening for Down's syndrome in a primary care setting. The case of a Bangladeshi woman who…

Caring for a child with autism: a personal perspective

Marina Russ

Marina Russ is a community psychiatric nurse in a specialist service for adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. Here she gives a personal account of caring for…

Psychological and other non‐pharmacological interventions in services for people with learning disabilities and dementia

Karen Dodd

The focus of interest in dementia in people with learning disabilities has been largely on epidemiology, prevalence, assessment and diagnosis. There has been less focus on care…

The challenge of the randomised control trial to psychotherapy research with people who have learning disabilities

Nigel Beail

The randomised control trial is regarded as the gold standard among the methods used in treatment outcome studies, whatever the treatment. This method imposes the highest level of…

Therapeutic progressions of client and therapist throughout a course of psychodynamic therapy with a man with mild learning disabilities and anger problems

Nadja Alim

Despite a long history of psychodynamic therapy interventions with people with learning disabilities and anger problems, there is little evidence that suggests that this approach…

Sleep disorders in children and adolescents with learning disabilities and their management

Jeremy Turk

Sleep disorders are extremely common in children and young people, and even more so in those with developmental disabilities. This client subgroup may prove refractory to standard…



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