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Psychiatric and behaviour disorders among adult persons with intellectual disability 

Psychiatric and behaviour disorders among adult persons with intellectual disability
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Psychiatric and behaviour disorders among adult persons with intellectual disability
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Anton Došen

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10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0246
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date: 18 August 2019

Persons with ID are more prone to psychiatric disorders and behavioural problems than the general population. The symptoms of their biological disorders, developmental processes, and interaction patterns may give atypical clinical pictures, particularly in individuals with moderate and severe ID. It is probable that certain disorders are specifically associated with or even unique to the ID. Traditional nosological classifications do not adequately accommodate the phenomenology of psychiatric disorders in this population. A broader taxonomy, that takes account of the atypical presentation of psychopathology in this population is necessary.

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