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by Dr Muthukumar
Kannabiran and Dr Sarah Bernard
Last reviewed: November 2013
Children and adolescents with intellectual disability are among
the most vulnerable of the population. Physical disorders are well
recognised in this group. More recently, evidence regarding the
presence and extent of psychiatric disorders in this population has
Assessment of psychiatric disorders in this
population requires the consideration of issues specific to this
group of individuals, including their level of development,
communication and risk factors. A comprehensive assessment
includes a search for the possible causes of intellectual
disability and for comorbid disorders.
This module aims to provide a framework for
assessment of children and adolescents with intellectual disability
for mental health problems, highlighting issues to be considered in
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