Meeting the mental health needs of a young person with an intellectual disability: a case study

Sutton, Paul and Kupara, Dorothy (2022) Meeting the mental health needs of a young person with an intellectual disability: a case study. Learning Disability Practice, 25 (1). pp. 36-43. ISSN 1465-8712

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Young people with intellectual disabilities are at greater risk of developing mental health issues. However, their mental health needs are often not recognised and therefore remain untreated. This article discusses a case study concerning a young man whose mental health needs were first noted in adolescence, and describes his experiences of accessing appropriate services and interventions. Community-based services have provided treatment and support, enabling him to continue living with his family. The case study represents one individual’s experiences but highlights issues that are relevant to other young service-users, service providers and professional practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.7748/ldp.2021.e2166
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by RCN in Learning Disability Practice on 11 November 2021, available online:
Keywords: adolescents, child and adolescent mental health, child health, families, learning disability, mental health, mental health therapies, obsessive compulsive disorder, patients, professional
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing > Learning disabilities nursing
Medicine and health > Nursing > Mental health nursing
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Depositing User: Dorothy Kupara
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 15:30


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