Debra Friedman
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Child life services and persons with mental retardation.

Kastner T, Friedman DL, O'Brien DR, Albrecht K
J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1989 10 (4): 198-200

PMID: 2527870

We admitted an adult with mental retardation and an eating disorder to a pediatric inpatient unit. Child life services were a core feature in the assessment and treatment of the patient. The role of child life services in the care of persons with mental retardation should be expanded.

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Adult Anorexia Nervosa Behavior Therapy Combined Modality Therapy Down Syndrome Haloperidol Humans Intellectual Disability Male Personality Development Play Therapy Protein-Energy Malnutrition

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