Stress in mentally retarded children and adolescents

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry



Document Type

Book Chapter

Medical Subject Headings

Stress, Psychological; Mentally Disabled Persons; Intellectual Disability; Child; Adolescent


Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry and Psychology


Discusses the effects of a stressful family climate on an intellectually disabled child.


Citation: Siperstein, G. N. & Wenz-Gross, M. (1991). Stress in mentally retarded children and adolescents. In M. E. Colten and S. Gore (Eds.) Adolescence and stress: Causes and consequences. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, p. 237-256.

At the time of publication, Melodie Wenz-Gross was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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