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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 61 (2019) 11, 751 - 755

Essay

Psychiatric disorders in people with intellectual disability or borderline intellectual disability: an introduction

K. Mosk, G. Degraeve

background Psychiatric disorders are also prevalent in people with intellectual disability and borderline intellectual disability.
aim To provide an introduction of the organisation of care and its development for people with intellectual disability and borderline intellectual disability.
method A description of specific concerns in prevalence, presentation, diagnosis, and a short summary of (the evolution) of care in the Netherlands and Belgium.
results Compared to the end of last century there is more attention for the needs of this group. The provided care is also more professional.
conclusion Although not always easy in practice, good care for people with intellectual disability and borderline intellectual disability, and comorbid psychiatric problems, requires more cooperation and the use of shared knowledge and expertise.

keywords intellectual disability, psychiatric disorders