Mental health and intellectual disability: culture and diversity

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Abstract

Background

Compared with that in mental illness, cultural variation in popular conceptualisations of intellectual disability has been rarely addressed.

Methods

A survey of the relevant literature was conducted.

Results and Conclusion

Preliminous conclusions are that local conceptualisation does not lead to invariant social response, but that intellectual disability is generally distinguished from mental illness.

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