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Guide to Intellectual Disabilities

A Clinical Handbook

  • Julie P. Gentile
  • Allison E. Cowan
  • David W. Dixon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Julie P. Gentile
    Pages 1-4
  3. Douglas K. Armour, Allison E. Cowan
    Pages 5-14
  4. Julie P. Gentile, Emily Bien
    Pages 15-31
  5. Emily Bien, Julie P. Gentile
    Pages 43-56
  6. Nita Bhatt
    Pages 57-63
  7. David W. Dixon
    Pages 65-77
  8. David W. Dixon
    Pages 79-87
  9. Allison E. Cowan
    Pages 89-99
  10. Kari Harper
    Pages 101-120
  11. Julie P. Gentile, Allison E. Cowan
    Pages 151-169
  12. Allison E. Cowan
    Pages 203-213
  13. David W. Dixon
    Pages 215-227
  14. Allison E. Cowan
    Pages 229-241
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 243-254

About this book


This book serves as a reader-friendly training and reference resource for medical professionals working with dual diagnosis (DD) patients.  Written by experts in the field, the text covers the unique psychiatric and medical assessment topics as well as neurologic conditions, best interviewing techniques, medication guidelines, and other topics that may be challenging when working with a DD patient.  Each chapter opens with case vignettes to easily demonstrate a particular scenario and is followed up with concise, practical information.  All chapters include tables that summarize the clinical pearls as well as the DSM-5 and DM-ID-2 diagnostic criteria that is most vital to care.

Guide to Intellectual Disabilities is an excellent resource for all clinicians who will work with DD patients, including those in child and adult psychiatry, pediatrics, family physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and all others.


Psychiatric assessment Seizure disorders Interviewing techniques Pharmacological interventions Behavioral presentation

Editors and affiliations

  • Julie P. Gentile
    • 1
  • Allison E. Cowan
    • 2
  • David W. Dixon
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryWright State UniversityDaytonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryWright State UniversityDaytonUSA
  3. 3.San Antonio Military Medical CenterHoustonUSA

About the editors

Julie P. Gentile MD
Professor and Chair
Wright State University 
Department of Psychiatry
627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd
E. Medical Plaza
Dayton OH 45417  

Allison E. Cowan MD
Assistant Professor 
Wright State University 
Department of Psychiatry
627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd
E. Medical Plaza
Dayton OH 45417 

David W. Dixon DO
Capt, United States Air Force
Staff Psychiatrist 
San Antonio Military Medical Center

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