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Intellectual Disability and Ill Health: A Review of the Evidence

Intellectual Disability and Ill Health: A Review of the Evidence

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 1/21/2010
EAN 9780521728898, ISBN10: 0521728894

Paperback, 246 pages, 23.4 x 15.7 x 1.3 cm
Language: English

People with intellectual disability often have health needs that go unrecognised and untreated; this may be because of difficulties in communication, diagnostic overshadowing, discrimination or indifference. There is concern that public health measures aimed at reducing the main health killers in the population will not address these issues for people with intellectual disability and may preferentially widen the inequality that already exists. This book is a comprehensive and systematic review of physical and mental health co-morbidities in people with intellectual disability. Such an evidence base is vital in shaping public health policy, healthcare commissioning and the development of more effective healthcare systems, as well as supporting better understanding and practice at an individual clinical level. This is essential reading for policy makers and commissioners of services, as well as individual practitioners across mainstream and specialist health and social care, in considering not only service developments but practice at the coalface.

Introduction Jane McCarthy, Jean O'Hara and Nick Bouras
Part I. Healthcare and Aetiology
1. Healthcare and intellectual disability Jean O'Hara
2. Congenital causes Jessica A. Hellings, Merlin G. Butler and John A. Grant
3. Disorders of environmental origin Alaa Al-Sheikh
Part II. Systems Disorders
4. Infectious diseases Neil A. Douglas
5. Immune system diseases Jenny Torr and Lynette Lee
6. Cardiovascular diseases Joav Merrick and Mohammed Morad
7. Respiratory diseases Muhunthan Thillai
8. Digestive system diseases Robert W. Davis
9. Urological and male genital diseases Stefano Lassi
10. Obstetric and gynaecological disorders Maeve Eogan and Mary Wingfield
11. Metabolic and endocrine diseases Joav Merrick and Mohammed Morad
12. Neoplasms Simon Bonell
13. Otorhinolaryngological disorders Vishwa Radhakrishnan
14. Eye diseases and visual impairment J. Margaret Woodhouse
15. Dentition and oral health diseases Stefano Fedele and Crispian Scully
Part III. Disorders of the Nervous System and Neurodevelopment
16. Mental illness Stephen Ruedrich
17. Neurodevelopmental disorders Seth A. Mensah and William I. Fraser
18. Diseases of the nervous system I
epilepsy, hydrocephaly and nervous system malformations Basil Cardoza and Mike Kerr
19. Diseases of the nervous system II
neurodegenerative diseases including the dementias Muthukumar Kannabiran and Shoumitro Deb
20. Diseases of the nervous system III
cerebral palsy, movement disorders and pain perception Henry Kwok and W. H. Cheung.