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Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities (Disability by V. P. Prasher

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2. We must expand our sparse evidenced based literature for children with severeprofound ID. To be successful need to integrate data about endophenotypes, developmental aspects of behavioral phenotypes, subsyndromal and spectrum disorders and molecular neurosciences. This synthesis might move us beyond current categorical diagnoses towards subtyping syndromes etiologically. This shift may result in a shift towards a greater use of dimensional approaches to classification (Fletcher et al, in press).

These higher prevalence figures result not only from biological differences among the sexes, but also from a range of psycho-social experiences. These include: poverty, inequality, social isolation, restricted social support networks, juggling multiple roles, and physical and sexual violence. As an indirect consequence of these experiences, the WHO (2000, 2007) has argued that these events have lead women to be ‘disempowered’ and have ‘low self-esteem’, thereby leading to higher mental health rates.

Figure 1. Number of drugs per patient (n=319). 3 days in 2007. Due to the small sample size in 1997 (N=23, versus N=286 in 2007) no significance could be calculated. 3%). This might be due to the establishment of a specialized outpatient clinic at our center with the opportunity to treat patients with mild or moderate degrees of problem behavior or psychiatric diseases and leaves inpatient treatment to the more severely ill patients. On the other hand overreporting in 2007 or underreporting in the years before has to be taken into consideration to explain this increase.

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