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.