1st Edition

The Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

By Ashok Roy, Meera Roy, David Clarke Copyright 2006

    Comprehensive concise and easily accessible this is the first health economics dictionary of its kind and is an essential reference tool for everyone involved or interested in healthcare. The modern terminology of health economics and relevant terms used by economists working in the fields of epidemiology public health decision management and policy studies are all clearly explained. Combined with hundreds of key terms the skilful use of examples figures tables and a simple cross-referencing system between definitions allows the often complex language of health economics to be demystified.

    What is intellectual disability? Causes and prevention of intellectual disabilities. Psychiatric disorders and challenging behaviour. Autism and other developmental disorders. Epilepsy in people with intellectual disabilities. Common syndromes and genetic disorders. Physical health problems in people with intellectual disabilities. Psychiatric and behaviour disorders in children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Psychiatric health and older people with intellectual disabilities. Sexuality and people with intellectual disabilities. Intellectual disability and the law. The use of psychotropic drugs in people with intellectual disabilities. Professional roles and multi disciplinary working in intellectual disability services. Towards and integrated health service for people with intellectual disabilities.


    Ashok Roy, Meera Roy, David Clarke