Genetic mental services for retardation patients with severe - The South African situation

  • J. Opt Hof


In South Africa mental retardation is still ill-defined as regards the aetiology and general epidemiology. A systematic diagnostic/genetics programme implemented at various institutions for the mentally retarded within the framework of a comprehensive genetic service is described. The progress made is reported and the contribution of genetic services to the prevention and the management of mental retardation highlighted.


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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135