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R95-578C-Developmental Approach to Depression in Adults with Mental Retardation
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Author: Lauren Charlot, PhD, Director; Anne Doucette, PhD, Clinical Consultant Behavioral Treatment Service, Riverside Community Care, Norwood, MA


Research regarding the nature of depression in adults with mental retardation will be reviewed with a focus on two recent studies conducted by the presenters. In these investigations, clinicians reported depressive symptoms noted among adults with severe and mild mental retardation. The authors discuss how a developmental perspective can aid in the detection of depression when assessing adults with mental retardation.