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Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Ageing Process

  • Only up-to-date book on Mental Health in older Adults with Intellectual disabilities.

  • Edited and written by international experts in their field of mental health in intellectual Disabilities

  • Promotes better clinical management of mental health in older persons with ID by professionals working in this field

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Clinical Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Vee P. Prasher, Philip W. Davidson, Flavia H. Santos
      Pages 3-8
    3. Psychopathology in Older Age

      • Niamh Mulryan, Anita Ambikapathy, Janette Tyrrell, Fintan Sheerin
      Pages 31-44
    4. Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders

      • Marco O. Bertelli, Annamaria Bianco
      Pages 45-60
    5. Neurocognitive Disorders Assessments

      • Tiziano Gomiero, Afia Ali, Flavia H. Santos
      Pages 61-76
    6. Depression in Ageing Adults

      • Vee P. Prasher, Victoria Lane, Andreas Kitsios
      Pages 77-98
    7. Behavioural Manifestations of Medical Conditions

      • Jenniffer T. Herrera, Stephen Sulkes
      Pages 99-114
    8. Emotional and Behavioural Disturbances in Adults with Down Syndrome

      • Paul J. Patti, John A. Tsiouris, Rani Pathania, Gail Beldia
      Pages 115-135
    9. Bereavement, Grief Reactions and End of Life

      • Suzanne Guerin, Damien O’Riordan, Geraldine Boland, Philip Charles Dodd
      Pages 147-161
  3. Treatments and Interventions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163
    2. Psychological Interventions and Psychotherapy

      • Germain Weber, Alina Streicher
      Pages 165-188
    3. Role of Psychotropic Medications in Older Adults

      • Elizabeth Jane Evans, Julian Norman Trollor
      Pages 189-205
    4. Role of Anti-dementia Medication

      • Vee P. Prasher, Kasim Qureshi, Sharmin Fatema
      Pages 207-225
    5. Legal, Ethical and Due Process Issues

      • Christine D. Cea, Celia B. Fisher, Alexa G. McKnight, Philip W. Davidson
      Pages 227-247
    6. Psychosocial Concerns Among Ageing Family Caregivers

      • Philip McCallion, Lisa A. Ferretti
      Pages 249-259
    7. Role of Assistive Technology

      • Gregory William McGrew
      Pages 261-272
    8. Healthy Ageing and Healthspan: Planning Ageing Throughout Life

      • Flavia H. Santos, Patricia C. Heyn
      Pages 273-289

About this book

This book brings together findings from research and clinical practice, with comprehensive coverage of the important aspects of mental health in ageing persons with intellectual and developmental  disabilities. It is crucial for professionals involved in the care of persons with all intellectual  and developmental  disabilities to have a broad understanding of the essential range of issues, and therefore this book provides a truly multi-disciplinary perspective, complete with many figures and illustrations to underline the key points.

Undoubtedly, research and clinical practice are much more advanced in the general ageing population than in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and so professionals and academics must be made fully aware of commonalities and idiosyncrasies of older people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This book presents the ongoing developments concerning mental health and aging, which will become relevant to the intellectually disabled population. Through experience, this book also acknowledges that the impact on the persons themselves and on their carers always needs to be taken into account, with treatment programs established with a multi-faceted team approach in mind.

Avoiding the jargon of many titles in this area while maintaining the hands-on approach of clinical practice, this book meshes the practical and scientific worlds, with all chapters written by leading experts in the field.

Beyond the US, the IASSIDD support expands the book message worldwide.  

Keywords

  • depression
  • emotional helth
  • psychiatry morbidity
  • old age
  • learning disabilities
  • Down's syndrome
  • geriatric psychiatry

Editors and Affiliations

  • Birmingham Community NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

    Vee P. Prasher

  • Emeritus of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Hilton Head, USA

    Philip W. Davidson

  • UCD Centre for Disability Studies, School of Psychology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Ireland

    Flavia H. Santos

About the editors

 Vee Prasher is a NHS Consultant in Intellectual Disabilities and Visiting Professor of Neuropsychiatry. He qualified in 1985 from the University of Birmingham UK as a Medical Doctor. He initially did neurosurgery training, later general psychiatry, and finally specialised in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has been actively involved in research in intellectual and developmental disabilities, having published over 150 articles relating to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has completed 3 post doctorate degrees in this field, MMedSc, MD, and PhD. As an editor or author he has published 15 textbooks. He has a recognised international reputation and has been involved in a number of international studies and reports highlighting health issues for ageing persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Philip W. Davidson is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a Pediatric Psychologist. Dr. Davidson received a B.A. in Psychology from Bucknell University (1963), an M.S. in Psychology from Villanova University (1967) and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the George Washington University (1970). Dr. Davidson completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1974). From 1975 until 2007, Dr. Davidson directed the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, which provides interdisciplinary clinical services, education and research addressing the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. He served as president of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2016-2019) and Division 33 of the American Psychological Association (2001-2002).  He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He is the 2020 recipient of the APA’s Edgar A. Doll award. Dr. Davidson has over 240 peer-reviewed publications, books, and book chapters in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. His research focuses on the neurotoxicology of mercury, and on health and mental health of older persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

  Flavia H. Santos, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University College Dublin in Ireland and Deputy Director of the UCD MSc in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at the UCD Centre for Disability Studies. Dr Santos was awarded the prestigious UCD Ad Astra Fellow in Psychology 2019-2024. She is a researcher on secondment under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) programme for the CareHD project, focused on Huntington’s Disease. Dr Santos is a member of the ACRM Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group and the ACRM Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group. She also serves as Executive Member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Comparative Policy and Practice 'Special Interest Research Group'


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Ageing Process

  • Editors: Vee P. Prasher, Philip W. Davidson, Flavia H. Santos

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56934-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-56933-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-56936-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-56934-1

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 389

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Psychiatry, Neurology, Primary Care Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-56934-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)