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Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at high risk of co-occurring mental health conditions, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, psychotic illnesses, impulse control disorders, and others.

In this first of two articles on care for persons with IDD in the mental
health system, the MAMH's Danna Mauch and co-authors provide a clinical overview of these neurodevelopmental disorders and of mental health and other conditions that co-occur with IDD.

The ability of individuals with IDD to thrive in a wide range of community integration opportunities depends on many factors, and clinicians must
understand and use the available approaches for treating them.