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Q What is the prevalence of mental ill-health in adults with intellectual disabilities?
Greater Glasgow Health Board area, Scotland; 2002–4.
1023 adults (⩾16 years old) with intellectual disabilities, identified through social work services, local authorities, local specialist health services, the Health Board, the Scottish Executive Statistical Department, and primary healthcare services. Adults with IQ scores between 70 and 80 with complex health needs were excluded.
Initial assessment included: review of case notes; the Psychiatric Assessment Schedule for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (PAS-ADD); C21st Health Check (assessment of developmental level, physical and mental health, problem behaviours and autistic-spectrum disorders); physical health assessments and blood tests. Participants were referred for full psychiatric assessment if a mental health problem was suspected. Full psychiatric assessment included: review of case notes; comprehensive consultant-level assessment; the Present Psychiatric State for Adults with Learning …
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