Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges
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Mental Wellness emphasizes that understanding and appreciating both the strengths and challenges of people with Down syndrome is the key to promoting good mental health. It shows readers how to distinguish between bona fide mental health issues and common characteristics of Down syndrome―quirks or coping strategies. For example, although talking to oneself can be a sign of psychosis, many adults with Down syndrome use self-talk as an effective problem-solving strategy.
The second edition includes new chapters on sensory issues (written by Dr. Katie Frank) and regression, expanded and now separate chapters on communication, concrete thinking, and visual memory, and an extensively updated chapter on Alzheimer’s disease citing abundant new research. Other chapters cover a range of conditions and assessment and treatment options:
What Is Normal?
Self-Esteem & Self-Image
Grooves & Flexibility
Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Tics, Tourette Syndrome & Stereotypies
While it’s not inevitable that people with Down syndrome will experience mental health problems, certain biological differences and environmental stressors can create greater susceptibility. Assessment and treatment options are detailed for each condition. With this guide, caregivers will be able to help foster good mental health practices and troubleshoot challenging mental health issues.
Publisher:Woodbine House; Second Edition (April 28, 2021)
Item Weight:1.85 pounds
Dimensions:7 x 1 x 9.9 inches