Developmental Disabilities from Childhood to Adulthood: What Works for Psychiatrists in Community and Institutional Settings

Developmental Disabilities from Childhood to Adulthood: What Works for Psychiatrists in Community and Institutional Settings

by Roxanne C. Dryden-Edwards
     
 

With appropriate planning, care, and support, persons who have developmental disabilities can live full and healthy lives. Developmental Disabilities from Childhood to Adulthood gives psychiatrists the tools and information they need to help their patients do just that. This practical guide addresses the special needs of developmentally disabled individuals

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Overview

With appropriate planning, care, and support, persons who have developmental disabilities can live full and healthy lives. Developmental Disabilities from Childhood to Adulthood gives psychiatrists the tools and information they need to help their patients do just that. This practical guide addresses the special needs of developmentally disabled individuals throughout the life span, from childhood to midlife to old age.

The contributors to the volume, all with extensive expertise in working with persons with developmental disabilities, cover such topics as education; community integration; psychopathology and behavior; ethical, legal, and social issues; and systems management and advocacy. They discuss in detail the specific needs of special populations, including persons who have autism spectrum disorders, mental retardation, or brain injury, and describe practical approaches to assessing and treating affected individuals and working with other health care providers and systems of care.

Developmental Disabilities from Childhood to Adulthood is a must-have reference for psychiatrists working with developmentally disabled patients of all ages.

Contributors: Joel D. Bregman, M.D., Northshore–Long Island Jewish Health System; Robin P. Church, Ed.D., Kennedy Krieger Institute; John M. de Figueiredo, M.D., ScD., Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; Derek Glaaser, Ed.D., Kennedy Krieger Institute High School Career and Technology Center; Alison A. Golombek, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital; Stephanie Hamarman, M.D., New York Medical College; Craig H. Kennedy, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Bryan King, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington; Judith M. Levy, M.S.W., M.A., Kennedy Krieger Institute; Janet A. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., private practice and Optimum Performance Institute; Gregory J. O’Shanick, M.D., Center for Neurorehabilitation Services; Ronald C. Savage, Ed.D., North American Brain Injury Society; Ramakrishnan S. Shenoy, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; Karen Toth, Ph.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington; Maureen van Stone, Esq., M.S., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Psychiatrist.com - Felissa Goldstein
This book is an essential resource to new practitioners but is also useful for experienced psychiatrists.

Psychiatrist.com
This book is an essential resource to new practitioners but is also useful for experienced psychiatrists.

— Felissa Goldstein

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801894183
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Larry B. Silver
A valuable contribution to the field of service providers for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Meet the Author

Roxanne C. Dryden-Edwards, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist with Glasser Medical and Psychiatric Associates and in private practice in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dr. Dryden-Edwards was formerly an assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a senior psychiatrist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute's High School. Lee Combrinck-Graham, M.D., is a clinical associate professor of child psychiatry at Yale Child Study Center and editor of Children in Family Contexts: Perspectives on Treatment and Children and Families at Risk: Keeping the Connections.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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