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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. [NICE] (2018) Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities overview. London: NICE.

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People of all ages with all levels of learning disabilities can be affected by mental health problems. The mental health problems can, however, be difficult to identify when the person is not able to describe or express their distress, and when they have coexisting physical health problems. Mental health problems are often unrecognised, causing unnecessary suffering.

 

Some cause of learning disabilities are associated with particularly high levels of specific mental health problems (for example, affective psychosis in Prader–Willi syndrome and dementia in Down's syndrome). This interactive flowchart covers the identification, assessment and treatment of mental health problems in children, young people and adults with mild, moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities. In addition, there are recommendations on support for family members, carers and care workers. The recommendations covers all settings (including health, social care, educational, forensic and criminal justice settings).

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:NICE
Date:2018
Publisher:NICE
Corporate Creators:National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Place of Publication:London
EndNote:View
Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Skills > Coping skills
F Concepts in psychology > Cognition
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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