Diagnostic Manual - Intellectual Disability: A Textbook
of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability
Robert J. Fletcher, D.S.W., A.C.S.W., Chief Editor
Earl Loschen, MD
Chrissoula Stavrakaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael First, M.D.
The Diagnostic Manual - Intellectual Disability (DM-ID): A
Textbook of Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with
Intellectual Disability, developed by the National Association for
the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) in association with the American
Psychiatric Association (APA), is a diagnostic manual designed to
facilitate an accurate DSM-IV-TR diagnosis in persons who have
intellectual disabilities and to provide a thorough discussion of the
issues involved in reaching an accurate diagnosis. The DM-ID
provides state-of-the-art information concerning mental disorders in
persons with intellectual disabilities.
Grounded in evidence-based methods and supported by the
expert-consensus model, the DM-ID offers a broad examination of the
issues involved in applying diagnostic criteria for psychiatric
disorders to persons with intellectual disabilities. The DM-ID
includes a description of each psychiatric disorder, a summary of the
DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, a review of the research and an
evaluation of the strength of evidence supporting the literature
conclusions, a discussion of the etiology and pathogenesis of the
disorder, and adaptations of the diagnostic criteria, where
applicable, for persons with intellectual disabilities.