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Intellectual disability is a great field for integrated work, if specialists, GP, social workers, families and institutions, can closely work toghether and can support the person, basing on personal needs and avoiding induced needs. When intellectual disabled persons are supported in the daily life and in the own milieu, they can better express and avoid, as far as possible, behavioural and social emergencies. Educational support is needed to involve families and patients, to improve relationship and to promove person in working and living in the possible way, respecting personal possibilities and abilities. Educational support is also needed to help from school time person to know and avoid anti-social behaviours. The outcomes are always linked to investiments, as more disability is supported and persons are helped to have a correct personal and social expression, as less they can need psychotropic medicaments. Further, if intellectual disabled person and familiy are supported to have a correct expression and relation, can be reduced also the need of sheltered facilities, and coercion to care.
No competing interests
24 September 2017
t. damiani tiberio damiani
mental health department Area vasta 5 Ascoli Piceno, Asur Marche,
mental health department, via degli iris , 63100 Ascoli Piceno, Italy