Intellectual disability: an approach from the health sciences perspective.

  title={Intellectual disability: an approach from the health sciences perspective.},
  author={Luis Salvador-Carulla and Carmen Rodriguez-Blazquez and Almudena Martorell},
  journal={Salud publica de Mexico},
  volume={50 Suppl 2},
Intellectual disability (ID) is a complex condition that has not aroused very much interest in the health sciences and medical fields. As a result, a large part of the responsibility for caring for individuals with ID has fallen in the areas of education, social services and volunteering. Nevertheless, intellectual disability is a very significant health problem, whether because of its prevalence, the costs to the public health system, the families and society in general or due to related… CONTINUE READING
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