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Towards the prevention of behavioural and psychiatric disorders in people with intellectual disabilities

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  • David Allen
  • Paul Langthorne
  • Bruce Tonge
  • Eric Emerson
  • Peter McGill
  • Robert Fletcher
  • Anton Dosen
  • Craig Kennedy
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2013
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Issue number6
Volume26
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)501-514
Publication statusPublished
Early online date27/05/13
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Intervention for behavioural and psychiatric disorders in people with intellectual disabilities often only takes place once these conditions are well established and more resistant to change. As an alternative, this paper promotes a public health prevention model and maps out opportunities for intervention at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. The resulting model is partly derived from generic research into these issues and partly on specific evidence on interventions for people with intellectual disabilities; it also contains more theoretical considerations. The additional research that is necessary to demonstrate the efficacy of the interventions identified is also considered. Central to this proposal is a greater integration of issues for people with intellectual disabilities within much broader policy and research agendas.