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Table of Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Section 1: Assessment Chapter 1 Mental Health Assessment Chapter 2 Assessing the Physical/Mental Health Connection Section 2: Issues in Promoting and Addressing Mental Health in Adults with Down syndrome Chapter 3 Family and Community Support Chapter 4 What is Normal?: Understanding ¿Normal,¿ ¿Usual,¿ and ¿Common¿ Behavior in People with Down Syndrome Chapter 5 Memory Chapter 6 Communication Skills Chapter 7 Self-esteem and Self-image Chapter 8 Self-talk, Imaginary Friends, and Fantasy Life Chapter 9 The Groove and Flexibility Chapter 10 Life Span Issues: ¿Teenage Behavior,¿ Isolation, Withdrawal, Retirement Section 3: Mental Illness Chapter 11 Mental Illness and Its Precipitants Chapter 12 Assessment of Mental Illness Chapter 13 Treatment Approaches for Mental Illness Chapter 14 Mood Disorders Chapter 15 Anxiety Chapter 16 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the Pace, and Obsessional Slowness Chapter 17 Psychotic Illness Chapter 18 Refusal to Eat Chapter 19 Challenging Behavior Chapter 20 Self-injurious Behavior Chaper 21 Tic Disorders and Repetitive Movements Chapter 22 Autism Chapter 23 Alzheimer Disease Addendums 1. Medication table 2. Consent form References Index
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