Cognitive-behavioural intervention for people with learning disability and anxiety disorders

Dagnan, D. and Jahoda, A. (2006) Cognitive-behavioural intervention for people with learning disability and anxiety disorders. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 19(1), pp. 91-97. (doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2005.00283.x)

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Abstract

Background  Distinct cognitive models and treatments have been developed for people without intellectual disability with a wide range of anxiety disorders. However, these have not been reported as applied to people with intellectual disabilities. In fact, much of the cognitive therapy literature for people with intellectual disabilities does not distinguish between different presentations of anxiety.

Methods  We take the particular example of social phobia and describe the specific cognitive model and associated intervention developed for people without intellectual disabilities. We then consider research on the social context of people with intellectual disability and research on developmental factors predictive of anxiety and make suggestions for adaptation of treatment approaches.

Conclusion  We suggest that such an approach would be useful to apply to other anxiety presentations and to identify areas for further clinical and research development.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jahoda, Professor Andrew and Dagnan, Professor Dave
Authors: Dagnan, D., and Jahoda, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
Journal Name:Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1360-2322
ISSN (Online):1468-3148
Published Online:02 February 2006

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