ERIC Number: EJ509942
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Major Depression in a Small Group of Adults with Down Syndrome.
Myers, Beverly A.; Pueschel, Siegfried M.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, v16 n4 p285-99 Jul-Aug 1995
The clinical histories and treatment of 9 individuals with Down syndrome and major depression are presented, as are clinical characteristics of an additional 13 individuals. Vegetative symptoms of disinterest, withdrawal, mutism, psychomotor retardation, decreased appetite, and insomnia were prominent. Preoccupations with suicide, death, self-depreciation, and guilt were infrequently reported. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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