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Diagnostic criteria of mental disorders for adults with intellectual disability in DC-LD classification

Beata Kowalewska, Łukasz Kowalewski, Mirosława Kierzkowska, Wiktor Dróżdż
Psychiatria 2019;16(4):233-246.

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Vol 16, No 4 (2019)
Prace poglądowe - nadesłane
Published online: 2019-09-05

Abstract

Diagnosing people with intellectual disability and additional mental health difficulties can be challenging. This paper
looks at the current classifications of mental health disorders in the population with intellectual disability. Specifically
designed for this population, the DC-LD (Diagnostic Criteria for Psychiatric Disorder for use with adults with Learning
Disabilities/Mental Retardation) classification system is almost unknown in Poland. Therefore, our aim is to focus on this
classification system in order to help physicians and psychologists who work with adult patients with intellectual disability.

Abstract

Diagnosing people with intellectual disability and additional mental health difficulties can be challenging. This paper
looks at the current classifications of mental health disorders in the population with intellectual disability. Specifically
designed for this population, the DC-LD (Diagnostic Criteria for Psychiatric Disorder for use with adults with Learning
Disabilities/Mental Retardation) classification system is almost unknown in Poland. Therefore, our aim is to focus on this
classification system in order to help physicians and psychologists who work with adult patients with intellectual disability.

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Keywords

intellectual disability, adults, mental disorders, classification

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Title

Diagnostic criteria of mental disorders for adults with intellectual disability in DC-LD classification

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 16, No 4 (2019)

Pages

233-246

Published online

2019-09-05

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2019;16(4):233-246.

Keywords

intellectual disability
adults
mental disorders
classification

Authors

Beata Kowalewska
Łukasz Kowalewski
Mirosława Kierzkowska
Wiktor Dróżdż

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