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Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome

A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges
Dennis McGuire, Ph.D. & Brian Chicoine, M.D.




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isbn# 978-1-890627-65-2  
2006
Paperback
7" x 10"
432 pages
Medications Addendum

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Acknowledgements

Introduction

Section 1: Assessment

Chapter 1
Mental Health Assessment

Chapter 2
Assessing the Physical/Mental Health Connection

Section 2: Issues in Promoting and Addressing Mental Health in Adults with Down Syndrome

Chapter 3
Family and Community Support

Chapter 4
What is Normal?: Understanding "Normal," "Usual," and "Common" Behavior in People with Down Syndrome

Chapter 5
Memory

Chapter 6
Communication Skills

Chapter 7
Self-esteem and Self-image

Chapter 8
Self-talk, Imaginary Friends, and Fantasy Life

Chapter 9
The Groove and Flexibility

Chapter 10
Life Span Issues: "Teenage Behavior," Isolation, Withdrawal, Retirement

Section 3: Mental Illness

Chapter 11
Mental Illness and Its Precipitants

Chapter 12
Assessment of Mental Illness

Chapter 13
Treatment Approaches for Mental Illness

Chapter 14
Mood Disorders

Chapter 15
Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 16
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Chapter 17
Psychotic Disorders

Chapter 18
Eating Refusal

Chapter 19
Challenging Behavior

Chapter 20
Self-injurious Behavior

Chaper 21
Tic Disorders and Repetitive Movements

Chapter 22
Autism

Chapter 23
Alzheimer Disease

Addendums
1. Medication table
2. Consent form

References

Index

 
   
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