Handbook of Psychopathology in Intellectual Disability

Research, Practice, and Policy

  • Elias Tsakanikos
  • Jane McCarthy

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Issues and Assessment of Psychopathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elias Tsakanikos, Jane McCarthy
      Pages 3-7
    3. Pallab K. Maulik, Catherine K. Harbour, Jane McCarthy
      Pages 9-21
    4. Nadja Alim, Dimitrios Paschos, Michael Hearn
      Pages 23-42
    5. Steve Moss, Anne Desnoyers Hurley
      Pages 43-61
    6. Laura Moum, Peter Sturmey
      Pages 63-80
  3. Aetiological Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Christine Ecker
      Pages 83-94
    3. Robert Winterhalder, Howard Ring
      Pages 95-107
    4. Dimitrios Paschos, Nick Bass, André Strydom
      Pages 109-122
    5. Iliana Magiati, Elias Tsakanikos, Patricia Howlin
      Pages 123-143
  4. Co-morbid Psychopathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Colin Hemmings
      Pages 147-160
    3. Angela Hassiotis, Kerstin Stueber, Bini Thomas, Lauren Charlot
      Pages 161-175
    4. André Strydom, Amanda Sinai
      Pages 191-204
    5. Laurence Taggart, Eddie Chaplin
      Pages 205-223
  5. Common Clinical Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Kiriakos Xenitidis, Stefanos Maltezos, Philip Asherson
      Pages 227-235
    3. Elspeth Bradley, Phoebe Caldwell, Lisa Underwood
      Pages 237-264
    4. Robert D. Rieske, Johnny L. Matson
      Pages 265-280
    5. Glynis Murphy, Jon Mason
      Pages 281-303
  6. Interventions and Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Shoumitro Deb
      Pages 307-324
    3. Peter Sturmey
      Pages 325-357
    4. Jean O’Hara, Eddie Chaplin, Jill Lockett, Nick Bouras
      Pages 359-372
    5. Johanna K. Lake, Anna M. Palucka, Pushpal Desarkar, Angela Hassiotis, Yona Lunsky
      Pages 373-386
  7. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 395-405

About this book


The complex intersecting of genetic, biological, and environmental factors can make intellectual impairments difficult for clinicians to assess and treat. When such comorbid conditions as substance abuse or bipolar disorder are part of the equation, so are increased risks for clinical uncertainties and therapeutic dead-ends.

The Handbook of Psychopathology in Intellectual Disability reflects the diversity of its subject in prevalence and presentation, testing methods and treatment options. Besides focusing on specific pathologies as they affect the course of intellectual disability (ID), its coverage spans the field from in-depth analyses of psychosocial aspects of ID to promising new findings in genetics and the ongoing challenge of providing personalized care tailored to individual client needs. Expert contributors bridge gaps between the evidence base and best practices and improved policy for maximum utility. In addition, chapters are written to benefit the widest variety of professionals treating clients with ID across disciplines.

Key areas featured in the Handbook include:

  • General issues and assessment methods.
  • Core etiological approaches, including neuroimaging.
  • Comorbid psychopathology, including mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.
  • Common clinical conditions, such as ADHD, autism, and behavior problems.
  • Medical and psychological interventions as well as community and inpatient services.
  • Future directions in research and evidence-based practices.

The Handbook of Psychopathology in Intellectual Disability is an essential reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and other scientist-practitioners in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation medicine, public health, and neuropsychology.


ADHD ASD Anxiety Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism spectrum disorders Behavioral phenotypes Biopsychosocial Classification systems Clinical assessment Community services Comorbidity Dementia Diagnostic systems Epidemiology Etiology Forensic behaviors ID Inpatient services Intellectual disabilities Interventions Mood disorders Neuroimaging Personality disorders Psychiatric disorders Psychopathology Psychosis Public health Schizophrenia Substance abuse

Editors and affiliations

  • Elias Tsakanikos
    • 1
  • Jane McCarthy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRoehampton UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.King's College London Institute of PsychiatryLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8249-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8250-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-922X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-9238
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