Adults with intellectual disabilities experience shame that leads to psychological distress and mental illness that requires assessment and treatment

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Adults with intellectual disabilities experience shame contributing to the development and maintenance of psychological distress and mental health problems which clinicians need to screen for during assessment and provide treatment and support. This literature review developed the understanding of the shaming experiences from the perspective of adults with intellectual disabilities and sets out areas for further research, such as identifying the factors that contribute to shame and interventions and supports that may help.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
JournalEvidence-Based Nursing
Early online date15 May 2018
Publication statusEarly online date - 15 May 2018


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