Priority 14 from the Learning Difficulties Scotland PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Why are children and young people with learning difficulties more likely to experience mental health problems? (JLA PSP Priority 14)
Overall ranking 14
JLA question ID 0070/14
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

M. Jacobs, H. Downie, G. Kidd, L. Fitzsimmons, S. Gibbs, C. Melville. (2016). Mental health services for children and adolescents with learning disabilities: A review of research on experiences of service users and providers. British Journal of Learning D

C. Walton, M. Kerr. (2015). Down syndrome: systematic review of the prevalence and nature of presentation of unipolar depression. ADVANCES IN MENTAL HEALTH AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. 9(4): 151-162. DOI 10.1108/AMHID-11-2014-0037

C. Walton & M. Kerr. (2015).Prader Willi syndrome: systematic review of the prevalence and nature of presentation of unipolar depression. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. 10(3) 172-184. DOI10.1108/AMHID-08-2015-0037

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Why many young people with moderate learning disabilities are un-diagnosed and struggling in mainstream education.  Often resulting in psychiatric admissions.  Effective treatments being changes in environments. ~ I was diagnosed as an adult as having dyslexia. Focus for support is during education. I'd like to know more about how dyslexia may affect my working life and contribution/or not as a tax payer. I'd also like to know more about how it may affect my emotions, how I interpret emotions, and consequently the kind of relationships I may or may not be having with people.
Submitted by Professionals x 4  ~  parents/carers x 0  ~  Adults who experienced learning difficulties as a child x 3  ~  child/young person x 0
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0070
PSP name Learning Difficulties (Scotland)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 40  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 11 June 2018