This comprehensive edited volume synthesizes the current state of research and practice in psychological, medical, and motor disorders as they affect individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). It examines how these disorders exist across this population, sometimes confound diagnosis, and often affect individuals' quality of life. In addition, this book explores which treatments are effective for patients and points to future challenges.
Comorbid conditions featured include:
ADHD, autism, and other conditions present during early childhood.
Anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia.
Balance and gait problems.
Medical conditions common to persons with ID, such as epilepsy, obesity, and chronic pain.
Comorbid Conditions in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilitiesis an essential resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and social work as well as rehabilitation medicine/therapy, behavioral therapy, pediatrics, and educational psychology.
About the Editors:
Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Research Master and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. He has also previously held a professorship in psychiatry and clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than 800 publications including 41 books. He also serves as Founding Editor-in-Chief of three journals;Research in Developmental Disabilities(Elsevier),Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders(Elsevier), andReview Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders(Springer).
Michael L. Matson, M.S.W. received his master's degree in social work from Tulane University and his bachelor's degree in psychology from Louisiana State University. He works in the research and training program of Disability Consultants, LLC. Michael is the Managing Editor of the journalsResearch in Developmental Disabilities(Elsevier),Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders(Elsevier) andReview Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. He is the author of four books and 15 journal articles.