Patients with intellectual disability (ID) are at increased risk of anxiety disorders compared to the general population. Diagnosis of anxiety disorders in those with severe to profound ID can be even more difficult due to difficulties with communication. Co-occurring psychiatric conditions can occur, and anxiety can often be misinterpreted as depression, delusions, or hallucinations.
KeywordsAnxiety Intellectual disability Developmental disability Generalized anxiety disorder Panic disorder Selective mutism
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