Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability

Strategies and Solutions

by Nick Bouras, Geraldine Holt

Series: Maudsley Series

This book considers how mental health services have evolved over the past three decades to meet the needs of people with intellectual disability, focusing on the ways that theories and policies have been applied to clinical practice.

Nick Bouras and Geraldine Holt both have extensive experience in developing and running mental health services and bring together international contributors all with longstanding expertise in the fields of mental health and intellectual disability. They present the current evidence based practice as how people with intellectual disability can be best cared for in clinical settings. The book embraces a foreword by Professor David Goldberg and is divided into three sections: development of specialist mental health services, clinical practice, and training as an integrated component of service delivery. Chapters cover topics including:

  • the association between psychopathology and intellectual disability
  • international perspectives
  • neuroimaging and genetic syndromes
  • training professionals, families and support workers.

Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability provides an overview of the many improvements that have been made in services for people with intellectual disability, as well as examining the shortcomings of the services provided. It offers strategies and solutions for the wide array of interdisciplinary professionals who want to develop the range of resources on offer for people with intellectual disability.


  • Taylor and Francis; January 2010
  • ISBN: 9781135147686
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability
  • Series: Maudsley Series
  • Author: Nick Bouras (ed.); Geraldine Holt (ed.)
  • Imprint: Psychology Press

About The Author

Nick Bouras is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, United Kingdom.

Geraldine Holt is Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities at South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.