Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology (including ASD and ADHD)

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Publication date: 01/01/2002

ISBN: 9781898683278

Edition: 1st

Pages: 256

Behavioural Phenotypes in Clinical Practice

Gregory O'Brien (Editor)

Ways to buy

Hardback edition (complete book)


Clinicians, educators and other specialists who work with young people with intellectual disabilities are increasingly aware of the extent to which their clients’ behaviours are shaped by the respective causal syndrome.

This book is a practical response to the need for interventions and ongoing care programmes to take account of this within the context of coordinated multimodal case planning.

An international team of experts drawn from child health, special education, psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines explores general principles of case management, in addition to giving consideration to a large number of individual syndromes, resulting in a comprehensive review of the subject. All of the authors have been involved in original research on the themes explored, and in the development of coherent service responses to the challenges posed by behavioural phenotypes.

This will be essential reading for all professionals engaged in the care and management of people with intellectual disabilities.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 157

Gregory O'Brien
Gregory O'Brien

Dr O’Brien was Professor of Developmental Psychiatry at the University of Northumbria and Northgate Hospital, Morpeth.  He passed away in 2014.

Foreword: William Yule
1.Clinical relevance of behavioural phenotypes, Gregory O’Brien
2.Common problems as behavioural phenotypes: overview, Gregory O’Brien.
Aggression and self injury, David Clarke.
Autism and social behaviour, Pat Howlin.
Eating behaviour, Leopold Curfs.
Sleep, Greg Stores
3.Clinical investigation of behavioural phenotypes, Gregory O’Brien and Martin Bax
4.Behavioural interventions, Kirsty Lowe
5.Pharmacological interventions, James Harris
6.An educational response to the challenges of behavioural phenotypes, Robert Hoddap
7.Counseling and advising families on behavioural phenotypes, Gregory O’Brien and Jeremy Turk
8.Individual syndrome summaries, Louise Barnard, Joanne Pearson, Lisa Rippon and Gregory O’Brien

'Thus the book really provides in-depth information concerning almost all aspects of behavioural phenotypes and presents a manual for all categories of professionals involved in this area of practice.'

Arseni Lavrov, European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 2003