Psychopathological disorders in a population of mentally retarded Young adults

G. Moretti, M. Molteni, O. Papetti, D. Villani

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Nosographic, clinical, therapeutic and psychosocial aspects of psychopathological disorders in 43 mentally retarded patients followed from 1988 to 1991 are presented. Mental problems in mentally retarded subjects are linked to mental illness but do not form a continuum with it. The prognosis is generally favourable. Great attention must be given to the psychosocial aspects as social integration is almost always at risk in the mentally retarded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-246
Number of pages8
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Mental retardation
  • Psychopathological disorders
  • Psychosocial consequences
  • Therapeutic interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)


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