Assessing schizophrenia in adults with mental retardation. A comparative study

G. Meadows, T. Turner, L Campbell, S. W. Lewis, M. A. Reveley, R. M. Murray

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Abstract

Twenty-five patients with mild mental retardation were compared with 26 schizophrenic patients of normal intelligence. The patients with retardation had suffered an earlier onset and were less likely to have been married or employed. However, the clinical phenomena exhibied by the two groups, as elicited by a SADS-L interview, were very similar. Thus, standardised interviews and criteria for schizophrenia can be readily applied to those with an IQ between 50 and 70.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume158
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

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