A systematic review of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety in adults with intellectual disabilities

Dagnan, D. and Jackson, I. and Eastlake, L. (2018) A systematic review of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62 (11). pp. 974-991. ISSN 0964-2633

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Background: Anxiety disorders have high prevalence in people with intellectual disabilities. In populations without intellectual disabilities, cognitive behavioural therapy is a first line psychological therapy for these presentations. There is no existing review of the range of methods and outcomes from intervention studies in this area. Method: A systematic review was carried out following guidance in the Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions. Results: Nineteen studies were identified. The majority of reports were descriptive case studies; the most frequently described presentations were non-specific anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder; the most frequently described cognitive techniques were psycho-education and interventions directly aimed at thoughts and beliefs and most studies reported positive outcomes, although the better controlled studies tended to report less comprehensive impacts. Conclusions: A range of presentations have been described although the area is still at a primarily descriptive stage. We discuss intervention structures and approaches that require further research. © 2018 MENCAP and International Association of the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2800/2808
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 129550
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2018 14:44
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 04:52
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/129550

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