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Comorbid Conditions in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities


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Part I: Overview.- Chapter 1. Scope and Prevalence of the Problem.- Part II: Psychological Disorders.- Chapter 2. Challenging Behaviors (CB).- Chapter 3. Psychopathology: ADHD, Autism, and Other Conditions Present in Early Childhood.- Chapter 4. Psychopathology: Anxiety, Depression and Schizophrenia.- Chapter 5. Feeding Disorders.- Chapter 6. Sleep Disorders.- Part III: Medical Disorders.- Chapter 7. Epilepsy.- Chapter 8. Dementia.- Chapter 9. Obesity.- Chapter 10. Pain.- Part IV: Motor Movement Problems.- Chapter 11. Balance and Gait.- Chapter 12. Overview of Cerebral Palsy (CP).- Chapter 13. The Relationship of Cerebral Palsy Comorbid Conditions with Participation and Quality of Life.- Chapter 14. Current Status and Future Directions.

About the Author

Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Research Master and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. He has also previously held a professorship in psychiatry and clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than 800 publications including 41 books. He also serves as Founding Editor-in-Chief of three journals; Research in Developmental Disabilities (Elsevier), Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Elsevier), and Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer).Michael L. Matson, M.S.W. received his master's degree in social work from Tulane University and his bachelor's degree in psychology from Louisiana State University. He works in the research and training program of Disability Consultants, LLC. Michael is the Managing Editor of the journals Research in Developmental Disabilities (Elsevier), Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Elsevier) and Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. He is the author of four books and 15 journal articles.


"The book explores comorbid psychological, medical, and motor disorders in people with intellectual disabilities. It also considers evidence-based treatments and where future research should be directed. ... This book does a good job of discussing various comorbid conditions for individuals with intellectual disabilities in terms of assessment and treatment." (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2016)

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