Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: A Nursing by Raghu Raghavan;

By Raghu Raghavan;

Studying disabilities and psychological health and wellbeing: a nursing point of view presents an evidence-based viewpoint on care of people with studying disabilities and psychological illnesses. round 30% to forty% of individuals with studying disabilities will adventure psychological health and wellbeing issues in the course of their lives. Many studying incapacity nurses and an important variety of psychological well-being nurses are in day-by-day touch with this workforce, and their advanced wishes aren't frequently good understood.* Examines present thought and perform in aiding individuals with studying disabilities and extra psychological wellbeing and fitness wishes* Evaluates the educational incapacity nursing contribution to care* Identifies the major wisdom and abilities required by means of studying incapacity and psychological wellbeing and fitness nurses and different wellbeing and fitness care execs* Addresses key matters in modern perform* Explores review of wishes with the intention to offer needs-led prone

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The notion of low intelligence of this client group may suggest that the expression of PTSD may be low, but there is no reason to believe that these people are immune to the effects of stress reactions following physical and sexual abuse, traffic accidents and death of a relative. With the move towards ordinary living, as much as it might be in the best interests of the person for increasing the opportunities for quality life, the stress of relocation from a familiar environment and friends to a strange one may cause trauma (Heller 1984).

Psychopathological behaviours may be maintained through positive reinforcement (Matson and Sevin 1994). Individuals with learning disabilities are more vulnerable than others to becoming victims of abuse (Sinason 1992). The relationship between depression and self-injurious behaviour (Lowery and Sovner 1992; Marston et al. 1997; Ross and Oliver 2002). Key social factors • • • • • • • • Exposure to negative social experiences – segregation from ordinary social experiences due to restrictive placements or carers seeking to protect the individual from possible stigma and ridicule (Matson and Sevin 1994).

This makes the process of diagnosis using criteria derived from the general population less reliable and valid, especially in those with severe and profound mental retardation. It is suggested that the reader keeps these issues in mind when thinking about research on the prevalence of mental disorders in those with a learning disability. The nature and manifestation of dual diagnosis People with learning disabilities have a high risk of developing additional mental health problems that can go unrecognised and have a major effect on general well-being, personal independence, productivity and quality of life, as well as impacting on family and other carers.

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