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ERIC Number: EJ835704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Cognitive-Behavioural Intervention for People with Intellectual Disability and Anxiety Disorders
Dagnan, Dave; Jahoda, Andrew
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v19 n1 p91-97 Mar 2006
Background: Distinct cognitive models and treatments have been developed for people without intellectual disability with a wide range of anxiety disorders. However, these have not been reported as applied to people with intellectual disabilities. In fact, much of the cognitive therapy literature for people with intellectual disabilities does not distinguish between different presentations of anxiety. Methods: We take the particular example of social phobia and describe the specific cognitive model and associated intervention developed for people without intellectual disabilities. We then consider research on the social context of people with intellectual disability and research on developmental factors predictive of anxiety and make suggestions for adaptation of treatment approaches. Conclusion: We suggest that such an approach would be useful to apply to other anxiety presentations and to identify areas for further clinical and research development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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