Mental disorders and problematic behaviours in people with intellectual disability: Future directions for research

S. Moss, E. Emerson, N. Bouras, A. Holland

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a major growth of interest in the field of mental health and intellectual disability. This article outlines some of the issues that will be important to address in the coming years. The issues discussed include: the interaction of biological and environmental factors in the aetiology of behavioural and psychiatric disorders; diagnosis and classification; epidemiology; dementia; recognition of mental illness in the community; treatment; service provision; and training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-447
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mental disorders
  • Prevalence
  • Problematic behaviours
  • Research

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