A comprehensive yet concise review of the complex issues associated with the occurrence of mental health disorders in individuals with mental retardation. The manual includes a historical overview of the field of dual diagnosis, information related to diagnosing mental health disorders and how these disorders may be present in individuals with mental retardation, as well as overviews of related support and treatment strategies.
About the Author:
Edward Hughes has provided behavioral and mental health supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 10 years. He has also served as an expert consultant to state agencies and court monitors regarding the provision of behavioral and mental health supports. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.