Expanding capacity in mental health research in intellectual disabilities

Angela Hassiotis, Peter E Langdon , Ken Courtenay , Ian Hall , Brynmor Lloyd-Evans , Renee Romeo , Athanasia Kouroupa, Vicky Crossey, Laurence Taggart

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Abstract

Although the research base on mental health in intellectual disabilities is advancing, there are long-standing barriers that hinder successful completion of funded studies. A variety of stakeholders hold the key to mitigating the challenges and arriving at sustainable solutions that involve researchers, experts by experience, clinicians and many others in the research pathway. Lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic can also contribute to improvements in the conduct of research in the medium to long term. People with an intellectual disability and mental health conditions deserve high standards of evidence-based care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalBJPsych Bulletin
Early online date19 Nov 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Consent and capacity
  • Intellectual disability
  • service users
  • psychosocial interventions
  • randomised controlled trial

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