Institute on Disability
 

Title

Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health: United States–Based Research

Abstract

In the United States, research directed specifically at improving our understanding of the psychiatric assessment and treatment of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) has grown, yet lags far behind efforts for typically developing children and adults. In the United States, a lack of a national approach to the mental health problems of people with ID has likely contributed to a lack of a clear and cohesive national research agenda for “dual diagnosis” of intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders. Despite these concerns, much has been learned and important progress has been made. This article provides an overview of the latest developments in research and social policy on behalf of persons with ID and mental health needs in the United States.

Publication Date

2-1-2013

Journal Title

Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/19315864.2012.715724

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC