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McCarthy, James B.; Bahi, Frances; Welson, Reed J.; Liberta, Taylor; Lipner, Lauren; Eff, Henry; Band, Jared; Barbot, Baptiste – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: There is no study to date that has examined the association between history of abuse and adaptive functioning deficits in youth with co-occurring and psychotic disorders or mood disorders. Method: This study used a retrospective chart review of 98 youth under the age of 18 (Mean age = 16.06 years) with co-occurring intellectual…
Descriptors: Correlation, Psychosis, Intellectual Disability, Comorbidity
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Uzun Cicek, Ayla; Sari, Seda Aybuke; Mercan Isik, Cansu – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: Intellectual disability (ID) is characterized by limitations in cognitive and adaptive functioning. The aim of this study is to examine sociodemographic characteristics, perinatal and childhood risk factors, and prevalence of psychiatric and biomedical comorbidities in children with ID. Methods: 260 patients with ID were included in…
Descriptors: Risk, Incidence, Case Studies, Comorbidity
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Mevissen, Liesbeth; Didden, Robert; de Jongh, Ad; Korzilius, Hubert – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: Persons with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning (MID-BIF, IQ 50-85) are at high risk for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A diagnostic instrument to establish a valid and reliable DSM-5 PTSD diagnosis in adults with MID-BIF was lacking. Aim of the current study was to determine…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, At Risk Persons, Mild Intellectual Disability, Clinical Diagnosis
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Halvorsen, Marianne; Aman, Michael G.; Mathiassen, Børge; Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Steinsvik, Oddmar Ole; Martinussen, Monica – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: Although the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) is one of the most widely used behavioral rating scales among people with developmental disabilities, very few studies have examined the factor structure of the non-English versions. Methods: The construct validity of the Norwegian ABC was examined in a clinical sample of children and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Check Lists, Behavior Problems, Psychometrics
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González-Domenech, Pablo José; Díaz Atienza, Francisco; García Pablos, Carlos; Serrano Nieto, Sandra; Herreros Rodríguez, Óscar; Gutiérrez-Rojas, Luis; Martínez-Ortega, José María – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: Diet and dietary interventions have drawn considerable attention in the literature as etiopathogenic factors and therapeutic approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), respectively. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of a gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet on the alterations of behavior in children and…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Behavior Problems, Children, Adolescents
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van den Bogaard, Kim J. H. M.; Nijman, Henk L. I.; Palmstierna, Tom; Embregts, Petri J. C. M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: People with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring psychopathology have a relatively high likelihood to engage in aggressive behavior. Nevertheless, structured clinical assessment of aggressive behavior, including when and where it occurs, is scarce in this population. Methods: On three wards specializing in the care for people…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Aggression, Mild Intellectual Disability, Psychopathology
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Scott, Haleigh M.; Havercamp, Susan M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Mental illness, and its assessment and treatment, is a concern for caregivers and professionals working with people with intellectual disability (ID), as well as a cause of distress and disability for people with ID. Research in this area is hindered by difficulties associated with recognizing symptoms of mental illness and tracking their changes.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mental Health, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Intellectual Disability
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Painter, Jon; Hastings, Richard; Ingham, Barry; Trevithick, Liam; Roy, Ashok – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: Current research findings in the field of intellectual disabilities (ID) regarding the relationship between mental health problems and challenging behavior are inconclusive and/or contradictory. The aim of this study was to further investigate the putative association between these two highly prevalent phenomena in people with ID,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Davis, Allyson L.; Neece, Cameron L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Studies have shown that parents of children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) exhibit higher levels of stress than parents of typically developing children or children with other types of developmental delays (DD). This relationship appears to be mediated by elevated levels of behavior problems observed in children with…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Stress Variables, Metacognition, Behavior Problems
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Benninger, Tara L.; Witwer, Andrea N. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Parents and their children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are under significant amounts of stress (Lecavalier, Leone & Wiltz, 2006). When stress escalates to crisis, some children with IDD are admitted to the emergency department or an inpatient unit. While existing measures evaluate stress over time, we…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Stress Variables, Measurement Techniques
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Kim, Junhyoung; Schilling, Mary Lou; Kim, May; Han, Areum – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
There is a dearth of literature that explores the relationships among leisure satisfaction, acceptance of disability, social relationships, and life satisfaction among adults with intellectual disability from Eastern countries. The purpose of this study was to examine how leisure satisfaction, disability acceptance, and social relationships are…
Descriptors: Correlation, Leisure Time, Life Satisfaction, Adults
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Boström, Petra; Johnels, Jakob Åsberg; Thorson, Maria; Broberg, Malin – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Few studies have explored the subjective mental health of adolescents with intellectual disabilities, while proxy ratings indicate an overrepresentation of mental health problems. The present study reports on the design and an initial empirical evaluation of the Well-being in Special Education Questionnaire (WellSEQ). Questions, response scales,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Peer Relationship, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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Robinson, Merideth; Neece, Cameron L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Studies have found that low marital satisfaction, parenting stress, and child behavior problems are linked in families of children with developmental delays (DD). However, previous investigations examining the relationships between parenting stress, child behavior problems, and marital satisfaction rarely examine the interrelationships of these…
Descriptors: Marital Satisfaction, Stress Variables, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Baker, Bruce L.; Blacher, Jan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Dual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and behavior problems and/or mental disorders has become increasingly recognized and studied. Reported rates in samples of mixed-age youth with ASD are often above 70%, making this comorbidity more the rule than the exception. The present study compared rates of disruptive behavior disorder…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Neal, Daniene; Matson, Johnny L.; Hattier, Megan A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Observation for Children (ASD-OC) is a 45-item observation scale used to assess autistic symptomatology. The reliability of this measure has been established in previous research; therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate its validity among a sample of children (1-15 years). The large correlation between the…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Observation, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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