Episodic psychiatric disorders in teenagers with learning disabilities with and without autism.

@article{Bradley2006EpisodicPD,
  title={Episodic psychiatric disorders in teenagers with learning disabilities with and without autism.},
  author={Elspeth A. Bradley and Patrick F. Bolton},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2006},
  volume={189},
  pages={
          361-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities and autism are poorly understood. AIMS To investigate the prevalence of episodic psychiatric disorders in a sample of teenagers with learning disabilities with and without autism. METHOD Teenagers with learning disabilities living in one geographical area were identified. Those with autism were matched to those without. A semi-structured investigator-based interview linked to Research Diagnostic Criteria was used to… CONTINUE READING