A mentally retarded patient with schizophrenia
AbstractSchizophrenia is one of the most incapacitating forms of mental disorder that runs a chronic and relapsing course. It typicallystarts in adolescence or early adulthood and can be life-long. It is more common in people with learning disabilities than inthe general population. Its prodromal features include depression, anxiety, suspiciousness, social isolation and bizarrebehaviour. It may result in significant functional, social and economic impairments. The care of patients with schizophreniaplaces a considerable burden on all carers including patient’s family, health and social services. Treatment includespharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions. In this case report we describe a thirteen-year-old patient with schizophreniawho has a background history of mental retardation.
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