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ERIC Number: EJ942669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Symptoms of Psychopathology in Adults with Intellectual Disability and Seizures
Fitzgerald, Mary E.; Matson, Johnny L.; Barker, Alyse
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n6 p2263-2266 Nov-Dec 2011
Seizures are more common in individuals with intellectual disabilities than in the general population. As a result, differences in functioning for individuals with intellectual disability with and without seizures have been evaluated. Research on differences in psychopathology for individuals with intellectual disability with and without seizures has been mixed. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in subscale scores on the "Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped-II (DASH-II)" between individuals with intellectual disability with and without seizures. In this study, 321 individuals from two large developmental centers in the southeastern United States were administered the "DASH-II." Researchers found that the seizure group endorsed significantly more symptoms on the mood subscale than the group without seizures. No other group differences were found to be significant. Implications of these results are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped