Psychopathology in older adults with severe and profound mental retardation.
The prevalence of psychopathology in younger and older adults with severe and profound mental retardation was examined.
Participants were evaluated by direct-care staff using the Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped (DASH), which measures the frequency, duration, and severity of symptoms associated with 13 major psychiatric disorders derived from the DSM-III-R.
The frequency of disorders was comparable for younger and older adults.
Age group differences favoring the older adults were revealed in the analyses of duration and severity on 4 of the DASH subscales.
Implications of these findings for research and practice were discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Association morbide, Arriération mentale, Trouble développement, Trouble psychiatrique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Sénescence, Durée, Fréquence, Indice gravité, Adulte jeune, Homme, Vieillard
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Concomitant disease, Mental retardation, Developmental disorder, Mental disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Senescence, Duration, Frequency, Severity score, Young adult, Human, Elderly
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Cote : 97-0236289
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 11/06/1997.