Diagnostic Manual - Intellectual Disability: A Clinical Guide for Diagnosis (DM-ID-2)

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DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide

Edited by:

Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, ACSW, NADD-CC, Chief Editor

Jarrett Barnhill, MD, DLFAPA, FAACAP

Sally-Ann Cooper, MD, FRCPsych

The Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disability: A Clinical Guide for Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability (2nd ed.; DM-ID-2) offers clinicians who work with individuals with ID a convenient, easy-to-use reference for applying DSM-5 diagnostic criteria to their clients.

Improved outcomes for individuals with co-occurring intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) and mental illness depend upon effective psychiatric treatment.  Effective treatment requires an accurate psychiatric diagnosis.  Obtaining that accurate psychiatric diagnosis for individuals with IDD has been, and remains, very challenging. 

The DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide was developed to facilitate an accurate psychiatric diagnosis in persons who have intellectual disabilities and to provide a thorough discussion of the issues involved in reaching an accurate diagnosis.  The DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide provides state-of-the-art information concerning mental disorders in persons with intellectual disabilities.  Grounded in evidence based methods and supported by the expert-consensus model, DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide offers a broad examination of the issues involved in applying diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders to persons with intellectual disabilities.  The DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide is an essential resource for every clinician who works with individuals with a dual diagnosis (IDD/MI).