Seminars in the Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities
William Irvine Fraser, Michael P. Kerr
Gaskell, Jan 1, 2003 - Psychology - 320 pages
This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field in one volume. This second edition is a revision and expansion of the first edition from 1997. The field of intellectual disability had advanced very rapidly since then, with changes in the climate of caring, diagnostic categories and concepts and understanding of the causes of learning disability. Key points of growth in the field are indicated in the text, research and practice is clearly described and recent advances are documented. This second edition contains several new chapters including accounts of psychological treatment of behavioural problems, consent and capacity, causes of learning disability and the new genetics, as well as physical health needs and the organization of comprehensive health care.
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