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Vol 12, No 2 (2015)
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Aggression — complex problem of children with mental disability — case report

Damian Skrypnik, Aleksandra Jankiewicz, Katarzyna Skrypnik
Psychiatria 2015;12(2):104-107.

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Vol 12, No 2 (2015)
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Abstract

Girl age 13 years (JS), has a diagnosis of mild mental disability. She is a pupil of school for mentally disabled children. She undergone a psycho-pedagogical observation during holiday camp for children with mental disabilities. Her mother, active alcoholic, had manifested no parental attitudes toward JS. During observation JS presented psychomotor hyperactivity. It was manifested by verbal and physical aggression. There was gradation of aggressive behavior during the attack. Following sources of aggression were diagnosed: mild mental disability, abnormal pattern of attachment to mother, pathology of family. The girl needs immediate, intense and long-term therapeutic, pedagogical and psychological intervention. However, there is a concern that it may not achieve positive outcome. The aim of the study was to provide a clinical presentation of expression and the possible sources of aggression in children with mild mental disability.

Abstract

Girl age 13 years (JS), has a diagnosis of mild mental disability. She is a pupil of school for mentally disabled children. She undergone a psycho-pedagogical observation during holiday camp for children with mental disabilities. Her mother, active alcoholic, had manifested no parental attitudes toward JS. During observation JS presented psychomotor hyperactivity. It was manifested by verbal and physical aggression. There was gradation of aggressive behavior during the attack. Following sources of aggression were diagnosed: mild mental disability, abnormal pattern of attachment to mother, pathology of family. The girl needs immediate, intense and long-term therapeutic, pedagogical and psychological intervention. However, there is a concern that it may not achieve positive outcome. The aim of the study was to provide a clinical presentation of expression and the possible sources of aggression in children with mild mental disability.

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Keywords

aggression, mental disability, child, observation

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Title

Aggression — complex problem of children with mental disability — case report

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 12, No 2 (2015)

Article type

Case report

Pages

104-107

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2015;12(2):104-107.

Keywords

aggression
mental disability
child
observation

Authors

Damian Skrypnik
Aleksandra Jankiewicz
Katarzyna Skrypnik

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