ERIC Number: EJ744263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
An Evaluation of Social and Adaptive Skills in Adults with Bipolar Disorder and Severe/Profound Intellectual Disability
Matson, Johnny L.; Terlonge, Cindy; Gonzalez, Melissa L.; Rivet, Tessa
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v27 n6 p681-687 Nov-Dec 2006
The purpose of this study was to explore the interrelationship of social and adaptive skills in adults with bipolar disorder and severe or profound intellectual disability. A bipolar group (N=14), a severe psychopathology group without bipolar disorder (N=14), and a control group with no DSM-IV Axis I diagnosis (N=14) were compared on the "Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale" (VABS) and the "Matson Evaluation of Social Skills for Individuals with Severe Retardation" (MESSIER). Bipolar patients had significantly more negative verbal social skills than the other two groups on the MESSIER, but no group differences on the VABS were noted. The implications of these data are discussed for a better understanding of bipolar disorder in persons with intellectual disability.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Adjustment (to Environment), Psychopathology, Comparative Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Patients, Severe Mental Retardation, Behavior Rating Scales, Adults, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Adjustment, Depression (Psychology), Mental Disorders, Verbal Ability, Correlation
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Adaptive Behavior Scale