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This controlled study investigates possible psychosocial deficits associated with the “double handicap” of mental handicap plus epilepsy in a sizeable sample of adults with mental handicaps living in the community. Results indicate that social and behavioural problems, additional to those associated with mental handicap in itself, are largely confined to the relatively small sub‐group of people who have poorly controlled epilepsy. These results are discussed in relation to deficiencies in the socialisation process. 1989 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Journal article


Mental Handicap Research

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129 - 136