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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1991|