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Special needs of adolescents and elderly people with intellectual disability

Jane Hubert and Sheila Hollins

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0249
Special needs of adolescents and elderly people with intellectual disability

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Social health and mental health needs change throughout life, and this chapter highlights those particularly relevant for adolescents and elderly people. As a general rule, people with intellectual disabilities have the same needs as other members of the community, but they may also have additional needs for which they are entitled to extra support.

Chapter.  4540 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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