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Psychological treatments in intellectual disability: the challenges of building a good evidence base

  • Sabyasachi Bhaumik (a1), Satheesh Gangadharan (a2), Avinash Hiremath (a2) and Paul Swamidhas Sudhakar Russell (a3)
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Psychological treatments are widely used for the management of mental health and behavioural problems in people with intellectual disabilities. The evidence base, including the cost-effectiveness of such interventions, is limited. This editorial explores the current evidence base and analyses its strengths and limitations. The editorial also highlights current problems in conducting randomised controlled trials in this area and suggests a way forward.

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Sabyasachi Bhaumik, Learning Disability Service, Leicester Frith Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QF, UK. Email: bhaumikuk@yahoo.co.uk
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Psychological treatments in intellectual disability: the challenges of building a good evidence base

  • Sabyasachi Bhaumik (a1), Satheesh Gangadharan (a2), Avinash Hiremath (a2) and Paul Swamidhas Sudhakar Russell (a3)
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