Publisher description for Destructive behavior in developmental disabilities : diagnosis and treatment / Travis Thompson, David B. Gray, editors.


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"This detailed and comprehensive book covers the field and gives that framework of knowledge and principle that is the starting point when confronted by destructive behavior. . . . This thought-provoking book sets out the principles essential to anyone who has had to inherit somebody else's transient treatment success. . . . The book is well planned, . . . well bound, and well indexed and is reasonably priced. I would recommend it to all those in this field." --T. P. Berney in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry A recent study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development revealed that the annual cost of service to people with mental retardation who harm others, injure themselves, or damage property exceeds $3.5 billion per year. This book is about the search for solutions to this difficult problem. How do we diagnose those people with developmental disabilities who display such problem behavior? How do we measure the effectiveness of various interventions or treatment programs? An interdisciplinary team of the nation's experts addresses these and related questions, such as the epidemiology of self-injury and aggression, developmental psychopathology associated with destructive behavior, methods for studying these behavior problems, biological and environmental interventions for destructive behavior, and policy concerns. Destructive Behavior in Developmental Disabilities provides professionals and researchers interested in developmental psychology, psychology, nursing, and interpersonal violence with an analysis beyond single-factor theories and demonstrates how attention to the interaction of multiple variables can contribute to discovering solutions to the complex problem of destructive behavior. "This book contains some useful reviews, though provoking ideas and some excellent reference sections. As such it makes a valuable resource for clinicians, particularly those with research interests in the field." --British Journal of Clinical Psychology "The book is refreshingly free from fad treatments, having a rigorous empirical approach, yet at the same time is broad in scope. . . .This is a text for those with a specialist interest in this field rather than for the more casual reader." --British Journal of Learning Disabilities


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mental retardation -- Complications.
Self-injurious behavior -- Prevention.
Violence -- Prevention.
Aggressiveness -- Prevention.
People with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation.