Her son has stopped going to hos local day centre, has lost weight and has taken to his bed

A 44-year old man with a moderate learning dosabihty lives with his elderly mother who has recently suffered a stroke His mother reports that, since her stroke, her son has stopped going to hos local day centre, has lost weight and has taken to his bed, refusing to talk to her.
What is the most likely diagnosis?

A Dementia
Depression
C Anxiety
0 Psychosis
E Mania
Explanation
Depression in people with learning disabilities
When suffering from a depressive disorder people with
learning disabilities are less likely than those of nonnal
ontelligence to complain of mood changes or to express
depressive ideas
• Diagnosis mainly relies on an appearance of sadness, changes
in appetite and sleep and behavioural changes
• The principles of treatment of depression in those with a
learning disability are essentially unchanged from those for the
normal population