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Mental Health Conditions

Mental Health Conditions and Learning Disability

People with Learning Disabilities suffer from the same mental illnesses as do the rest of the population. However, there are some important differences.

Most major mental illnesses are approximately three times as common in people with Learning Disabilities. This also applies to less serious mental disorders.

The manifestations and symptoms of mental disorders are generally similar in presentation but can be very different, especially in people with more severe levels of learning disability and fewer verbal skills, where diagnosis is guided more by changes in behaviour.

Even in those with milder levels of disability, the persons description of his or her experiences, can be more subtle, due to the service user's cognitive and communication limitations.

A most important difference in management of mental disorder in Learning Disability is that medication needs to be used more cautiously, as side-effects are often more common and can add be difficult for the service user to report.

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Our Care Provision For Mental Health Conditions

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    93 Kneeton Road, East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8PJ.
    T: 01949 829378

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    2-4 Ellen Street, Dundee, Angus, DD1 2QH.
    T: 01382 200548

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    59 Hutton Ave, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS26 9PW
    T:01429 224442

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    Leewood Road, Dunblane, Perthshire. FK15 0DR.
    T: 01786 823694

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    122 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham. DL3 9LP.
    T: 01325 243788

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    Station Road, Thorrington, Essex, CO7 8JA.
    T: 01206 250676

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    13 Toller Road, Stoneygate, Leicester, LE2 3HP.
    T: 0116 270 3118

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    38 Carlisle Road, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway. DG11 2DS.
    T: 01576 204676

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    30/31 Victoria Embankment, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5JR.
    T: 01325 244960

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    Wast Hills Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 9ET.
    T: 0121 458 2263

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    229 Portland Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8LS.
    T: 0121 420 0210

    • Residential+Nursing

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