Journal article

Improving functional outcome using compensatory strategies in comorbid intellectual disability and psychosis: A case study

KA Allott, SM Francey, DI Velligan

American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation | Published : 2013

Abstract

Relative to the general population, people with intellectual disability (ID) are at greater risk of psychosis, with an estimated prevalence of 3%-5%. By definition, ID is associated with significant impairment in adaptive function. Similarly, functional disability is a common residual feature of psychosis. Yet, reports of evidence-based treatment for functional impairment in comorbid ID and psychosis are sparse, with most literature focusing on behavior management. Given that intellectual impairment in ID and psychosis are known to interfere with functional recovery, a treatment that addresses this impairment is paramount. Cognitive adaptation training (CAT) may be a suitable intervention fo..

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