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The Treatment of Dually Diagnosed Individuals with Sleep Disturbances and Intellectual Disabilities

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Sleep disturbances are common in persons with intellectual disability and are known to exacerbate health, mental health, and behavioral problems. The treatment of sleep disturbances can greatly improve quality of life. Sleep health should be an element of all person-centered planning. Mental health professionals must be versed in a wide range of behavioral interventions to address the challenges faced by persons dually diagnosed with intellectual disability and sleep disturbances. This chapter reviews the treatments for sleep disturbances, highlighting the application of general treatment principles for persons with intellectual disabilities with a focus on clinical interventions for the mental health professional.

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McPherson, P., Kaushal, M., Kothapalli, V. (2020). The Treatment of Dually Diagnosed Individuals with Sleep Disturbances and Intellectual Disabilities. In: Matson, J. (eds) Handbook of Dual Diagnosis. Autism and Child Psychopathology Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46835-4_36

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