Assessment of mental health problems in people with intellectual disabilities.

  title={Assessment of mental health problems in people with intellectual disabilities.},
  author={Helen Costello and Nick Bouras},
  journal={The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences},
  volume={43 4},
Although it is widely accepted that individuals with intellectul disabilities face an increased vulnerability to developing mental health problems, there is currently a lack of agreement about the most appropriate form of assessment. When applied to people with intellectual disabilities, there is no consensus about which problems should be included in the term "mental health problem," and identifying mental illness is far from straightforward. The adoption of standardized classification systems… CONTINUE READING
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