Previously published as: Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Online from: 2010
Subject Area: Health and Social Care
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|Title:||Developing a specialist neuropsychiatric clinic for people with intellectual disabilities|
|Author(s):||Max Pickard, (Consultant Psychiatrist in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Croydon, UK), Bridget MacDonald, (Consultant Neurologist at the Croydon University Hospital and Atkinson Morley's Neuroscience Centre, Croydon, UK), Heather Liddiard, (Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Joint Community Learning Disability Team, Addiscombe, UK)|
|Citation:||Max Pickard, Bridget MacDonald, Heather Liddiard, (2011) "Developing a specialist neuropsychiatric clinic for people with intellectual disabilities", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 5 Iss: 6, pp.44 - 48|
|Keywords:||Intellectual disabilities, Neuropsychiatry, Outpatients, Service delivery|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20441281111187199 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share and report on practice development.
Design/methodology/approach – A description of a joint neuropsychiatric clinic, including demographics of patients seen, is provided.
Findings – The paper expresses the opinion that the experience of running a joint clinic for complex cases with neurological and psychiatric pathology was professionally rewarding and that clinicians found it a more effective way of delivering care.
Originality/value – This is the first description of such a clinic to the authors' knowledge. Development of similar services may be of value.
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