Y Lunsky

Summary

Affiliation: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Who will lead the field beyond 2020?
    Susan M Havercamp
    Center for Development and Learning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7255, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7255, USA
    Ment Retard 41:473-6. 2003
  2. doi request reprint The reported experience of four women with intellectual disabilities receiving emergency psychiatric services in Canada: a qualitative study
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil 13:87-98. 2009
  3. pmc A comparison of medical and psychobehavioral emergency department visits made by adults with intellectual disabilities
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 501 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 2B4 University of Toronto, 27 King s College Circle, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A1
    Emerg Med Int 2012:427407. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Suicidality among adults with intellectual disability
    Yona Lunsky
    University of Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Affect Disord 140:292-5. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Relationship between prior legal involvement and current crisis for adults with intellectual disability
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Intellect Dev Disabil 37:163-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Antipsychotic medication prescription patterns in adults with developmental disabilities who have experienced psychiatric crisis
    Yona Lunsky
    Dual Diagnosis Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, West Toronto, ON, Canada
    Res Dev Disabil 33:32-8. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Predictors of emergency department visits by persons with intellectual disability experiencing a psychiatric crisis
    Yona Lunsky
    Dual Diagnosis Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 501 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario M5V2B4, Canada
    Psychiatr Serv 63:287-90. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Dual diagnosis: A national study of psychiatric hospitalization patterns of people with developmental disability
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 55:721-8. 2010
  9. doi request reprint A comparison of patients with intellectual disability receiving specialised and general services in Ontario's psychiatric hospitals
    Y Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 52:1003-12. 2008
  10. doi request reprint A comparison of outpatients with intellectual disability receiving specialised and general services in Ontario's psychiatric hospitals
    Y Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 55:242-7. 2011

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Who will lead the field beyond 2020?
    Susan M Havercamp
    Center for Development and Learning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7255, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7255, USA
    Ment Retard 41:473-6. 2003
  2. doi request reprint The reported experience of four women with intellectual disabilities receiving emergency psychiatric services in Canada: a qualitative study
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil 13:87-98. 2009
    ..Clinical implications are discussed and recommendations are presented to improve the experience of women who require emergency services in the future...
  3. pmc A comparison of medical and psychobehavioral emergency department visits made by adults with intellectual disabilities
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 501 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 2B4 University of Toronto, 27 King s College Circle, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A1
    Emerg Med Int 2012:427407. 2012
    ..Conclusion. Emergency departments would benefit from greater understanding of the different types of presentations made by adults with intellectual disabilities, given the unique presentations and outcomes associated with them...
  4. doi request reprint Suicidality among adults with intellectual disability
    Yona Lunsky
    University of Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Affect Disord 140:292-5. 2012
    ..The objective of the current study is to arrive at a better understanding of individuals with intellectual disability (ID) who threaten or attempt suicide...
  5. doi request reprint Relationship between prior legal involvement and current crisis for adults with intellectual disability
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Intellect Dev Disabil 37:163-8. 2012
    ..To date, there has been limited research exploring the demographic and clinical profiles of individuals with ID and legal involvement that are in crisis and how they differ to individuals with ID without legal involvement...
  6. doi request reprint Antipsychotic medication prescription patterns in adults with developmental disabilities who have experienced psychiatric crisis
    Yona Lunsky
    Dual Diagnosis Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, West Toronto, ON, Canada
    Res Dev Disabil 33:32-8. 2012
    ..Predictors of multiple antipsychotic use included gender, residence, psychiatric diagnosis and previous hospitalizations. Implications of medication prescriptions to this vulnerable population are discussed...
  7. doi request reprint Predictors of emergency department visits by persons with intellectual disability experiencing a psychiatric crisis
    Yona Lunsky
    Dual Diagnosis Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 501 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario M5V2B4, Canada
    Psychiatr Serv 63:287-90. 2012
    ..This study identified predictors of emergency department use by persons with intellectual disability during psychiatric crises...
  8. ncbi request reprint Dual diagnosis: A national study of psychiatric hospitalization patterns of people with developmental disability
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 55:721-8. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint A comparison of patients with intellectual disability receiving specialised and general services in Ontario's psychiatric hospitals
    Y Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 52:1003-12. 2008
    ....
  10. doi request reprint A comparison of outpatients with intellectual disability receiving specialised and general services in Ontario's psychiatric hospitals
    Y Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 55:242-7. 2011
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Life events and emergency department visits in response to crisis in individuals with intellectual disabilities
    Y Lunsky
    Dual Diagnosis Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 55:714-8. 2011
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes of a specialised inpatient unit for adults with mild to severe intellectual disability and mental illness
    Y Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 54:60-9. 2010
    ..The present study examined clinical outcomes of inpatients with mild ID in contrast to inpatients with moderate to severe ID within the same service...
  13. doi request reprint Emergency psychiatric services for individuals with intellectual disabilities: perspectives of hospital staff
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Intellect Dev Disabil 46:446-55. 2008
    ..Both staff and caregivers need support and access to appropriate services if the system is to become more effective at serving the psychiatric needs of this complex population...
  14. ncbi request reprint A preliminary study of perceived stress in adults with intellectual disabilities according to self-report and informant ratings
    Yona Lunsky
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Dev Disabil 31:20-7. 2006
    ..The present study evaluated an informant version of the Lifestress Inventory, and compared it to the self-report version...
  15. ncbi request reprint The clinical profile and service needs of hospitalized adults with mental retardation and a psychiatric diagnosis
    Yona Lunsky
    Dual Disorders Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 1001 Queen Street West, Unit 4 4, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J 1H4
    Psychiatr Serv 57:77-83. 2006
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Suicidality in a clinical and community sample of adults with mental retardation
    Y Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont, Canada M6J 1H4
    Res Dev Disabil 25:231-43. 2004
    ..More research is needed to better understand the risk factors and protective factors for suicidality in this population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms in intellectual disability: does gender play a role?
    Y Lunsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 47:417-27. 2003
    ..This paper argues that women with intellectual disability (ID) report higher levels of depressive symptoms than men with ID and that risk factors for depression identified for women in the general population are relevant to this group...
  18. ncbi request reprint Extra-individual sources of social support as described by adults with mild intellectual disabilities
    Yona Lunsky
    Dual Diagnosis Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 1001 Queen Street West, Unit 4 4, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J 1H4
    Ment Retard 40:269-77. 2002
    ..The most popular forms of extra-individual support were those from "staff" and "work." Findings are discussed in terms of implications for social support measurement for persons with intellectual disabilities...
  19. doi request reprint A comparison study of adults with intellectual disability and psychiatric disorder with and without forensic involvement
    P Raina
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Res Dev Disabil 31:218-23. 2010
    ..Although there are many similarities between the two groups, there are also some important differences that exist which should be considered in the design of inpatient and outpatient mental health and intellectual disability services...
  20. ncbi request reprint Association between perceived social support and strain, and positive and negative outcome for adults with mild intellectual disability
    Y Lunsky
    Surrey Place Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 45:106-14. 2001
    ..The results suggest that interpersonal relationships can be both positively and negatively associated with physical and mental health for people with ID...
  21. doi request reprint Using administrative health data to identify individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a comparison of algorithms
    E Lin
    Provincial System Support Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 57:462-77. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate three algorithms for case finding of IDD in health administrative data...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sexual knowledge and attitudes of men with intellectual disability who sexually offend
    Yona Lunsky
    Dual Diagnosis Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Dev Disabil 32:74-81. 2007
    ..Various explanations of sexual offending in men with intellectual disability (ID) have stressed sexual deviance and a lack of developmental socio-sexual knowledge...
  23. doi request reprint Exposure to client aggression and burnout among community staff who support adults with intellectual disabilities in Ontario, Canada
    J M Hensel
    Centre for Research on Employment and Workplace Health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Intellect Disabil Res 56:910-5. 2012
    ..Exposure to aggressive behaviour has been associated with staff stress and burnout. Study samples have been small however, and there has been very little data exploring this issue among North American staff...
  24. ncbi request reprint Developmental disability training in Canadian psychiatry residency programs
    Y Lunsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 46:138-43. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Across Canada, there have been insufficient advances in clinical training and service developments to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and comorbid mental health disturbances...
  25. doi request reprint Gender differences in psychiatric diagnoses among inpatients with and without intellectual disabilities
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 114:52-60. 2009
    ..Gender issues should receive greater attention in intellectual disabilities inpatient care...
  26. pmc Consensus guidelines for primary health care of adults with developmental disabilities
    William F Sullivan
    St Michael s Hospital and Surrey Place Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 52:1410-8. 2006
    ..To develop practical Canadian guidelines for primary health care providers based on the best available evidence for addressing health issues in adults with developmental disabilities (DD)...
  27. doi request reprint Support for the construct validity of the Supports Intensity Scale based on clinician rankings of need
    Jonathan A Weiss
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Res Dev Disabil 30:933-41. 2009
    ..These results suggest that the SIS provides valid information regarding the needs of individuals with intellectual disability receiving services...
  28. ncbi request reprint The impact of stress and social support on the mental health of individuals with intellectual disabilities
    Yona Lunsky
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of TorontoCanada
    Salud Publica Mex 50:s151-3. 2008
    ..Two promising areas of research when thinking about mental health promotion and ID are stress and social support, which are reviewed here...
  29. ncbi request reprint A review of suicidality in persons with intellectual disability
    Joav Merrick
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 43:258-64. 2006
    ..There is limited research on intervention for suicidal behavior in the ID population, but professionals should consider risk factors for suicide in this population and intervene when suicidal risk/behavior is found...
  30. pmc Medical students' views on training in intellectual disabilities
    Philip Burge
    Queen s University, c o Ongwanada, 191 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON K7M 8A6
    Can Fam Physician 54:568-9, 569.e1-6. 2008
    ..To examine undergraduate medical training in the field of intellectual disabilities (ID) from the perspective of clinical clerks...
  31. ncbi request reprint Suicide behavior in persons with intellectual disability
    Joav Merrick
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 5:729-35. 2005
    ..Professionals working with this population should therefore be aware of and assess for this behavior. Sadness or depression are symptoms that could indicate later suicidal behavior...
  32. ncbi request reprint Re: Atypical antipsychotic use in treating adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities
    Elspeth A Bradley
    Can J Psychiatry 47:785; author reply 785-6. 2002