Verslaving bij mensen met een lichte verstandelijke beperking; versterk de zorgketen

Translated title of the contribution: Substance use disorder in individuals with mild intellectual disabilities; collaboration needed

J. E.L. Van Der Nagel*, N. Van Duijvenbode, S. W.L. Van Horsen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Individuals with a mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning (MBID) are at risk for psychiatric disorders, including addictive disorders. Treatment of these disorders is often complicated by co-morbidity as well as caregiver's and practitioner's struggle to effectively help. AIM: To provide guidelines for psychiatrists to organize and deliver treatment to patients with MBID and addiction. METHOD: Based ona case study, we describe obstacles in the care for patients with MBID and addiction, and provide guidelines to overcome these. RESULTS: The Netherlands are leading in providing proper care for patients with MBID and addiction. However, available treatment protocols are not widely implemented. CONCLUSION: Staff needs to be trained in working with patients with MBID and addiction, and interagency collaboration needs to be put in place. This is a collective responsibility of addiction medicine, general psychiatry, and disability services.

Translated title of the contributionSubstance use disorder in individuals with mild intellectual disabilities; collaboration needed
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)798-803
Number of pages6
JournalTijdschrift voor psychiatrie
Volume6
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intellectual disability
  • Psychiatry
  • Substance use disorder

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