Edition 5

Helen Prosser argues that the detection
and diagnosis of mental health problems in adults
with learning disabilities can be greatly improved.

THE mental health needs of adults with learning disabilities have become increasingly visible as a result of policies to move them from institutions into smaller homes based in the community....

Guest Editors Chris Hatton, Richard Hastings and Arlene Vetere introduce a special feature on learning disabilities and mental health, initiated by the North West of England Branch.

PEOPLE with learning disabilities occupy relatively little space in the consciousness of the UK psychological community (Bender, 1993; Remington, 1998). One sign of this relative neglect is the...

John Sheppard interviews Pat Frankish and asks her
to set out her ambitions for her presidential year.

‘IS the Society President a leader or a servant?’ asks incoming President, Pat Frankish. Underlying much of our recent conversation was an evident ethic of service — ‘I’m just a pragmatic person...

Mark Griffiths explores the empirical reality behind the media hype.

THE report above is typical of the kind of stories that have been saturating the popular press in the UK about ‘internet addiction’. The UK edition of Newsweek reported that 2 to 3 per cent of the...

Anthony Holland demonstrates how analysis
of both genes and behaviour can illuminate research
and clinical practice in learning disability.

A MAJOR challenge in both clinical practice and research in the field of learning disability is to identify its causes: the genetic, chromosomal and environmentally determined factors that have a...

William R. Lindsay reveals how much psychologists can do to help with emotional problems even when communication is difficult.

MANY people with learning disabilities are suffering from emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression. There are uncertainties about the level of disorder in this population, but it is...