Understanding its Development, Causes, Classification, Evaluation, and Treatment
By (author) James C. Harris
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Intellectual Disability by James C. Harris
Book DescriptionIt is estimated that 7.2 million people in the United States have mental retardation or associated impairments - a spectrum now referred to as "intellectual disability." This book provides professionals with the latest and most reliable information on these disabilities. It utilizes a developmental perspective and reviews the various types of intellectual disabilities, discusses approaches to classification, diagnosis, and appropriate interventions, and provides information on resources that may offer additional help. Case examples are included in each section to highlight specific diagnostic and treatment issues. The emphasis in this book is on the development of the person, the provision of interventions for behavioral and emotional problems associated with intellectual disability, and the positive support necessary for self-determination. It discusses the facilitation of transitions throughout the lifespan from infancy to maturity and old age. Additionally, the book reviews evaluations for behavioral and emotional problems, genetic factors, appropriate psychosocial, medical, and pharmacological interventions, and family and community support.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195178852
(240mm x 162mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James C. Harris
Developmental Neuropsychiatry: Volume 1: Fundamentals, Paperback (February 2000)
In the late 1990s, advances in neuroscience have begun to impact developmental psychiatry. James Harris's two-volume work on developmental neuropsychiatry reviews this emerging clinical speciality. These two books offer an integrated yet comprehensive approach to developmental neuropsychiatry.
Developmental Neuropsychiatry, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by James C. Harris
James Harris's two volume work offers a comprehensive approach to developmental neuropsychiatry. Grounded in neuroscience but enriched by clinical realities, this text provides a review of the developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. Throughout the text DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are provided.
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Author Biography - James C. Harris
James C. Harris, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and Mental Hygiene at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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