Une approche psychiatrique de la débilité mentale

Translated title of the contribution: A psychiatric approach to mental retardation

Gabriele Masi, Letizia Favilla, Maria Mucci, Paola Poli

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Although mental retardation is an important risk factor for psychiatric disorders, it is rarely studied from a psychiatric perspective, particularly in the case of children and adolescents. The aim of this paper is to present an analysis of the psychiatric specificity of mental retardation in five areas : nosography of mental disorders in mental retardation ; psychopathology ; diagnostic instruments ; clinical phenomenology ; pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic interventions.

Translated title of the contributionA psychiatric approach to mental retardation
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)243-265
Number of pages23
JournalPsychiatrie de l'Enfant
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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