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Survey of services for adults with learning disabilities

  • Shaun Gravestock (a1) and Nick Bouras (a2)
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Questionnaire data are presented from a national multi-professional survey. Only 12% of respondents had local quantitative data on adults with learning disabilties (LD) and mental health needs (MHN). More described local provision as part of specialist LD services than integrated with generic mental health services. LD services were rated as more accessible and more available than generic mental health services. Clinicians agreed about the important elements of psychiatric assessment, treatment and their preference for using the ICD–9 and ICD–10 diagnostic classifications. The planning, delivery and evaluation implications for psychiatric services for adults with LD are outlined.

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