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The diagnosis of depression in people with severelimitations in intellectual functioning

By: Scott, Haleigh.
Contributor(s): Havercamp, Susan M.
Series: Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities 8 (3/4) 2015: 168-185. 2015Subject(s): SEVERE PROFOUND AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | DEPRESSION | DIAGNOSIS | ASSESSMENT | LITERATURE REVIEWSOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Points out that there is a lack of research and clinical understanding regarding how to assess depression in people who lack communication skills and function with severe or profound deficits in intellectual functioning. Reviews the available literature on the occurrence of depression in people with ID, specifically those with more significant deficits, and discusses the difficulties that arise in trying to determine a diagnosis of depression for this population.
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Points out that there is a lack of research and clinical understanding regarding how to assess depression in people who lack communication skills and function with severe or profound deficits in intellectual functioning. Reviews the available literature on the occurrence of depression in people with ID, specifically those with more significant deficits, and discusses the difficulties that arise in trying to determine a diagnosis of depression for this population.

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