Pain in people with an intellectual disability.

@article{McGuire2013PainIP,
  title={Pain in people with an intellectual disability.},
  author={Brian E McGuire and Susan P. Kennedy},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          270-5
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Pain is a near-universal experience and research suggests that chronic pain, defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months, affects around 20% of the general population. However, there is relatively little awareness of the problem of pain amongst people with an intellectual disability. RECENT FINDINGS Recent prevalence studies indicated that chronic pain affects around 15% of people with an intellectual disability. Although prevalence can be estimated based on third-party… CONTINUE READING

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