Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities in Children

October 11, 2006

Developmental disabilities are conditions affecting a range of social and cognitive functions, including communications, learning, and interpreting and responding to social cues.

Although limited high-quality research evidence exists regarding the treatment of mental disorders co-occurring in children with developmental disabilities, most available studies supported psychosocial interventions to address core symptoms of developmental disabilities, such as parent- and peer-mediated early intervention programs. A review of a selected practice parameter is included in the report to provide recommendations for treating mental disorders in children with developmental disabilities.


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