Discussion document on mental health needs of persons with mental handicap.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575150
Title:
Discussion document on mental health needs of persons with mental handicap.
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Citation:
Department of Health. 1996. Discussion document on mental health needs of persons with mental handicap. Dublin: Department of Health.
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
Jan-1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575150
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 average to be in the age population to experience mental health difficulties. The lifetime prevalence of mental health problems is estimated at 50% compared with 10% in the general population.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; LEARNING DISABILITY; MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER; MENTAL HEALTH

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T15:17:44Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T15:17:44Zen
dc.date.issued1996-01-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health. 1996. Discussion document on mental health needs of persons with mental handicap. Dublin: Department of Health.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575150en
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 average to be in the age population to experience mental health difficulties. The lifetime 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.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectLEARNING DISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleDiscussion document on mental health needs of persons with mental handicap.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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