The mental health of children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders

This is one of a series of end of grant reports from Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CCND) explaining the focus of their work and their achievements for the project period 2014 – 2019.

Not long ago it was thought that people with the most severe intellectual disability and complex needs did not experience the most common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. This meant that there were no assessments available and so the problems could not be identified even if they were there. The Centre’s research has focused on anxiety, as it is believed to be a common but neglected area.

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