Treating Mental Illness and Behavior Disorders in Children and Adults With Mental Retardation

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Mental health disorders are more prevalent among people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities than the general population, making Treating Mental Illness and Behavior Disorders in Children and Adults With Mental Retardation especially apt. Health care, social service, and educational systems are disproportionately impacted by individuals with developmental disabilities with mental illness and behavior disorders, creating economic pressures to make treatment choices based on evidence of efficacy from controlled studies.

J Clin Psychiatry 2002;63(3):252-253