The management of cancer and depression in people with intellectual disabilities: Overcoming barriers to improve care

Lara Carneiro, Katarzyna Ćwirynkało, Rita Vaičekauskaite, Soner Dogan, Oliwia Kowalczyk, John Wells

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Intellectual disability (ID) is a lifelong impairment of cognition and adaptive behavior that emerges in the development period. ID is a differentiated disability, whose severity differs from mild to profound. People with ID all have unique strengths and deficits, and while some can live autonomously, others may need significant levels of support. Many people with ID are affected by cancer in their lifetime, and depression and anxiety are psychiatric syndromes that have been receiving the most attention in people with cancer. The chapter provides an overview of how exercise and psychotherapy can help people with ID to manage cancer and depression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCombining Exercise and Psychotherapy to Treat Mental Health
PublisherIGI Global
Pages22-62
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9781668460412
ISBN (Print)9781668460405
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Health Professions

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