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ERIC Number: EJ835720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
The Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders among People with Intellectual Disabilities: An Analysis of the Literature
Whitaker, Simon; Read, Stephen
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v19 n4 p330-345 Dec 2006
Background: It has often been stated that the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in people with intellectual disabilities is greater than it is in the population as a whole. Method: The epidemiological studies on psychiatric disorders in people with intellectual disabilities were reviewed. Results: There is evidence that the prevalence of psychiatric disorder is greater in children with intellectual disabilities, compared with children with normal IQs, that it is higher in both adults and children with severe intellectual disabilities compared with people with mild or no intellectual disability and that the rate of problematic behaviour is higher in both adults and children having intellectual disabilities, than in their non-disabled peers. Conclusions: There is no sound evidence that the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in adults with mild intellectual disability is greater than in the population as a whole.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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