Learning disability: an introduction

O'Brien, Gregory and Hassiotis, Angela (2009) Learning disability: an introduction. Psychiatry, 8 (1). pp. 373-375. ISSN 1476-1793

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‘Learning disability’ is a term used in the UK that corresponds to the internationally used ‘mental retardation’. It is determined by low IQ, impaired social adaptation and onset within the developmental period; classification is primarily by IQ. The prevalence of learning disability is rising, mainly due to improved longevity. Several psychiatric disorders are very common among people with learning disability. Promoting the social inclusion of this vulnerable group is one of the greatest challenges to any developed society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning disabilities
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 10:42
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 14:37
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2498

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