Using Adapted Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to Treat Challenging Behaviors, Emotional Dysregulation, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in an Individual With Mild Intellectual Disability

@article{Florez2017UsingAD,
  title={Using Adapted Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to Treat Challenging Behaviors, Emotional Dysregulation, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in an Individual With Mild Intellectual Disability},
  author={I. A. Florez and J. Bethay},
  journal={Clinical Case Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={16},
  pages={200 - 215}
}
  • I. A. Florez, J. Bethay
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Case Studies
  • Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) are at increased risk of presenting challenging behaviors and comorbid mental illness. Preliminary findings show decreased challenging behaviors and overall increased functioning in individuals with ID and mental health problems who receive adapted dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). However, more research and documentation on how to adapt DBT in this population is warranted given that DBT is a promising intervention in individuals with ID. This… CONTINUE READING
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