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Epilepsy in adults with intellectual disabilities: Prevalence, associations and service implications
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM The prevalence of epilepsy in people with an intellectual disability (ID) is apparently higher than in the general population. The outlook for individuals with both epilepsyExpand
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Body mass index in adults with intellectual disability: distribution, associations and service implications: a population-based prevalence study.
BACKGROUND Previous studies of weight problems in adults with intellectual disability (ID) have generally been small or selective and given conflicting results. The objectives of our large-scaleExpand
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Physical aggression towards others in adults with learning disabilities: prevalence and associated factors.
BACKGROUND Many people with learning disabilities (LD) show aggressive behaviour, but the extent of the problem and its associated factors and effects are unclear. METHODS A cross-sectionalExpand
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Prevalence, morbidity and service need among South Asian and white adults with intellectual disability in Leicestershire, UK.
BACKGROUND Previous reports have suggested that South Asian and white UK populations have different prevalences of intellectual disability (ID), related psychological morbidity and service use. TheExpand
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Psychiatric service use and psychiatric disorders in adults with intellectual disability.
BACKGROUND UK policies aim to facilitate access to general psychiatric services for adults with intellectual disability (ID). If this is to be achieved, it is important to have a clear idea of theExpand
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Dementia screening questionnaire for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
BACKGROUND Many adults with Down's syndrome develop Alzheimer's dementia relatively early in their lives, but accurate clinical diagnosis remains difficult. AIMS To develop a user-friendlyExpand
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Psychological treatments in intellectual disability: the challenges of building a good evidence base.
Psychological treatments are widely used for the management of mental health and behavioural problems in people with intellectual disabilities. The evidence base, including the cost-effectiveness ofExpand
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Dementia screening questionnaire for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Background Many adults with Down's syndrome develop Alzheimer's dementia relatively early in their lives, but accurate clinical diagnosis remains difficult. Aims To develop a user-friendlyExpand
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Nature and quality of antipsychotic prescribing practice in UK psychiatry of intellectual disability services.
BACKGROUND Antipsychotics are perceived to be over-used in the management of behavioural problems in people with an intellectual disability (ID). Published guidelines have set good practice standardsExpand
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Transition for Teenagers with Intellectual Disability: Carers' Perspectives.
Teenagers with intellectual disabilities (ID) have significantly more health problems than the rest of the population and many encounter difficulties accessing the services they need during theExpand
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