A mentally retarded patient with schizophrenia

Rabia, K. and Khoo, E.M. (2008) A mentally retarded patient with schizophrenia. Malaysian Family Physician, 3 (3). ISSN 1985-207X,

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Schizophrenia is one of the most incapacitating forms of mental disorder that runs a chronic and relapsing course. It typically starts in adolescence or early adulthood and can be life-long. It is more common in people with learning disabilities than in the general population. Its prodromal features include depression, anxiety, suspiciousness, social isolation and bizarre behaviour. It may result in significant functional, social and economic impairments. The care of patients with schizophrenia places a considerable burden on all carers including patient's family, health and social services. Treatment includes pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions. In this case report we describe a thirteen-year-old patient with schizophrenia who has a background history of mental retardation. © Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety; Depression; Mental retardation; Psychosocial intervention; Schizophrenia
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 02:02
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 02:02
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10121

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