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Current Developmental Disorders Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 217–223 | Cite as

Non-Behavioral and Non-Medical Psychosocial Interventions in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Peter SturmeyEmail author
Intellectual Disabilities (M Feldman and R Condillac, Section Editors)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Intellectual Disability

Abstract

Purpose of Review

To review non-behavioral and non-medical psychosocial therapies for individuals with intellectual disabilities to identify if any such approaches are effective.

Recent Findings

There are more randomized controlled trials (RCTs), systematic reviews, and meta-analyses than in the past; however, most RCTs are of poor quality.

Summary

Most research treatments such as cognitive behavior therapy and diagnoses such as depression and anger. There is limited research on other forms of psychotherapy and other diagnoses. Future research needs to include high quality RCTs of psychosocial treatments for common, socially significant problems.

Keywords

Intellectual disabilities Psychological therapies Depression Anxiety Cognitive behavior therapy Systematic review 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Peter Sturmey received book royalties, speaker, and consultation fees related to this topic.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Graduate Center and Queens CollegeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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