"Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges" by Dennis McGuire, Ph.D. and Brian Chicoine, M.D. is an upbeat, thoroughly readable guide providing parents, mental health professionals, teachers and caregivers the keys to understanding how to promote mental wellness and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down syndrome. This groundbreaking book is written by the founding directors ofthe Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. The authors draw on nearly 30 years of combined experience, treating more than 3000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome aged 12 to 83. The book clarifies what the common behavioral characteristics of Down syndrome are, how some could be mistaken for mental illness, and what bona fide mental health problems occur more commonly in people with Down syndrome.
Dennis McGuire received his Masters degree from the University of Chicago and his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Brian Chicoine received his medical degree from Loyola University in Chicago from the Stritch School of Medicine. He did his residency at the Lutheran General Hospital Department of Family Medicine in Park Ridge, Illinois.