- Treatment of PTSD in people with severe intellectual disabilities: a case seriesL Mevissen
Accare, Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Deventer, The Netherlands
Dev Neurorehabil 15:223-32. 2012..The purpose of the present case studies was to assess the applicability and effects of an evidence-based treatment method for psychological trauma with this population...
- Do persons with intellectual disability and limited verbal capacities respond to trauma treatment?Liesbeth Mevissen
Accare, Deventer, The Netherlands
J Intellect Dev Disabil 36:274-9. 2011..This paper assessed the applicability of eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) in two clients with moderate ID, serious behavioural problems, and histories of negative life events...
- PTSD and its treatment in people with intellectual disabilities: a review of the literatureL Mevissen
Accare, Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Drenthe, The Netherlands
Clin Psychol Rev 30:308-16. 2010..Development of diagnostic instruments for assessment of PTSD symptomatology in this population is required, as it could facilitate further research on its prevalence and treatment...
- EMDR treatment in people with mild ID and PTSD: 4 casesL Mevissen
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry KJP Drenthe Overijssel, Accare, Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Diepenveenseweg 169, 7413 AP, Deventer, The Netherlands
Psychiatr Q 82:43-57. 2011..It is concluded that clients' improvements converge to suggest the applicability of EMDR in people with mild ID. Difficulties involved in arriving at an accurate PTSD diagnosis in ID clients are discussed...