Discussion documnents on mental health needs of persons with mental handicap

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246441
Title:
Discussion documnents on mental health needs of persons with mental handicap
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
Jan-1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246441
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In recent years the provision of appropriate services for persons with mental handicap who also experience mental health difficulties has been the subject of much discussion within both the mental health and the mental handicap services. Persons with mental handicap are a minority group within any national population. As such they are liable to experience the discrimination and alienation to which all minorities are prone. As the majority suffer from some form of brain impairment, they are especially vulnerable in stressful life situations . It is not surprising therefore that as a group they are more likely than the average population to experience mental health difficulties. The life time prevalence of mental health problems is estimated at 50% compared with 10% in the general population.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-01T11:54:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-01T11:54:19Z-
dc.date.issued1996-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/246441-
dc.descriptionIn recent years the provision of appropriate services for persons with mental handicap who also experience mental health difficulties has been the subject of much discussion within both the mental health and the mental handicap services. Persons with mental handicap are a minority group within any national population. As such they are liable to experience the discrimination and alienation to which all minorities are prone. As the majority suffer from some form of brain impairment, they are especially vulnerable in stressful life situations . It is not surprising therefore that as a group they are more likely than the average population to experience mental health difficulties. The life time prevalence of mental health problems is estimated at 50% compared with 10% in the general population.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITYen_GB
dc.titleDiscussion documnents on mental health needs of persons with mental handicapen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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