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PostSubject: Learning Disabilities   Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:41 pm

Learning Disabilities

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The Young Mind: an essential guide for parents, teachers and young adults. Order your discount copy from us - 20% off.

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NEW: Information for people with learning disability and their carers

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of the Psychiatry of Learning Disability and the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have produced a new series of very accessible information for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. All these materials have been written and tested with people with learning disabilities and their carers.



These leaflets can be easily printed off from this page. The help and support section at the end of each leaflet can be completed by the person being given this information, to include contact details of their GP, Psychiatrist, Community Nurse or any other professional involved in their care.




General information

Medication



Anxiety Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Challenging Behaviour
Dementia
Depression
Epilepsy
Psychosis
Learning Disability Services: what is it and who can help?












My Medication


Medication for dementia



Donepezil
Galantamine
Rivastigmine


Medication for depression

Citalopram
Escitalopram
Fluoxetine
Mirtazapine
Sertraline
Trazadone
Venlafaxine


Medication for psychosis and bipolar disorder



Amisulpride
Aripiprazole
Carbamazepine
Chlorpromazine
Clozapine
Levomepromazine
Lithium
Olanzapine
Quetiapine
Risperidone
Sodium Valproate
Trifluoperazine







We would welcome any feedback on these leaflets. Please email dhart@rcpsych.ac.uk at the College.



We are grateful to:



Dr Sab Bhaumik (former chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Learning Disability)
Louise Talbott and Jane Parr (speech and language therapists)
Dr Shweta Gangavati, Dr Abdul Shaikh, Dr Avinash Hiremath, Dr Satheesh Gangadhara, Dr Paul Winterbottom and Dr Ray Jacques
Members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' user and carer group.





For anyone who is worried about themselves, a friend or a relative:

Depression in people with learning disabilities : our main leaflet
Learning disability and mental health : leaflet for carers of, and professionals working with, people with learning disability

'Your guide to taking medicine for behaviour problems' - A leaflet for people with learning disability

Eating well

Smoking and mental health

Exercise and mental health



Reading about Self-Help

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome



Children and young people

Specific learning difficulties : what parents and teachers need to know
The child with general learning disability : what parents and teachers need to know
Understanding autism and Asperger's syndrome : what parents and teachers need to know


Chinese version

Depression in people with learning disabilities a translation of our main leaflet

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