Gerald S. Golden, MD, Child Development Division, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 77550.
The Effect of Developmental Disabilities on Mental Health
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2009
1979 American School Health Association
Journal of School Health
Volume 49, Issue 5, pages 260–262, May 1979
How to Cite
Golden, G. S. (1979), The Effect of Developmental Disabilities on Mental Health. Journal of School Health, 49: 260–262. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.1979.tb03847.x
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2009
Behavioral abnormalities in the developmentally disabled child are usually ascribed to parental mismanagement of a child perceived as abnormal. (Review of the available data points to the existence of primary behavioral abnormalities due directly to the cerebral dysfunction.) This has important implications for parental counseling and management.