“This thoroughly updated second edition of Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome is upbeat and accessible in tone, yet encyclopedic in scope. The size of the book reflects both the breadth of the authors’ knowledge―acquired as cofounders of the first medical clinic dedicated solely to the care of adults with Down syndrome―and the number of psychosocial issues and mental disorders that can affect people with Down syndrome. It’s the go-to guide for parents, health practitioners, and caregivers who support teens and adults with Down syndrome.
“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.” -publisher
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