Psychiatric medicine and the care of non-acute hospitalized patients with mental retardation and mental illness or severe behavior disorders

Mark H. Fleisher

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Abstract

Adult patients with mental retardation and concurrent mental illness or severe behavior disorders that require non-acute psychiatric hospitalization pose significant challenges to clinicians. The optimal psychiatric and medical care that ought to be provided continues as evolving issues in our communities. This article begins to address the broad needs of psychiatric and medical care that must be provided for these complicated patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalMental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2003

Keywords

  • Developmental disability
  • Hospitalization
  • Mental health
  • Mental retardation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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