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Anxiety disorders in people with learning disabilities

  • Sherva Elizabeth Cooray and Alina Bakala
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People with learning disabilities are much more vulnerable to psychiatric illnesses, and will increasingly be accessing generic services. Treatment and management of psychiatric disorders is problematic, primarily because of difficulties in diagnosis, since classificatory systems are standardised on people with average intellectual functioning. This article provides an overview of the clinical implications of anxiety disorders within the context of learning disability.

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