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Dyslexia as Cause of Psychiatric Disorder in Adults

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: (Published 30 December 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:759
  1. W. A. Saunders,
  2. M. G. Barker


    A few patients may be of normal intelligence but have difficulties in reading, writing, and spelling, which are the main precipitants of a psychiatric disorder. In seven patients this illiteracy emerged only after intensive examination, as they had hidden it from employers, friends, and children. Characteristically these patients are often very sensitive about this disability and marital friction is common. They are also often noticeably resistant to remedial help.