Data from the National Core Indicators and other research suggest that about one in three people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities has a mental illness diagnosis requiring ongoing treatment and support. Mental health problems experienced by people with I/DD are the same as those in the general population but the signs and symptoms may vary due to an individual’s intellectual abilities, communication skills and social situation. Common psychiatric disorders include mood, anxiety, psychotic, adjustment, and personality.
Mental disorders can arise from multiple sources, and in many cases there is no single accepted or consistent cause. The primary paradigm of… More
To build a system that effectively supports people with the co-occurring conditions of I/DD and mental illness, it is necessary to go beyond… More3 Resource(s)
A small percentage of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities commit crimes and require treatment and supervision by state… More