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Challenging behaviours should not be considered as depressive equivalents in individuals with intellectual disability.

Authors
  • Tsiouris, J A
  • Mann, R
  • Patti, P J
  • Sturmey, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
47
Issue
Pt 1
Pages
14–21
Identifiers
PMID: 12558691
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study found no evidence that challenging behaviours were depressive equivalents in this population. The present authors conclude that the assessment of depression in people with ID should focus on the core DSM-IV symptoms of depression.

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