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Research Article

Non-Specialist Psychosocial Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability or Lower-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review

  • Brian Reichow equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Brian Reichow, Chiara Servili

    reichow@uchc.edu

    Affiliations: Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Chiara Servili equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Brian Reichow, Chiara Servili

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • M. Taghi Yasamy,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Corrado Barbui,

    Affiliation: WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation, Section of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

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  • Shekhar Saxena

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: December 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001572
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About the Authors

Brian Reichow
Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Brian Reichow
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, United States of America
Chiara Servili, M. Taghi Yasamy, Shekhar Saxena
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Corrado Barbui
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation, Section of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: reichow@uchc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the review: BR CS MTY CB SS. Performed the review: BR CS CB. Analyzed the data: BR CS MTY CB SS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BR CS MTY CB SS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: BR CS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: BR CS MTY CB SS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: BR CS MTY CB SS. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: BR CS MTY CB SS.