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Russell, Andrew T.; Hahn, Joan Earle; Hayward, Katharine – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
The purpose of this study was to describe the medication management and treatment provided in a specialty outpatient psychiatry clinic for 198 community-residing children and adults with intellectual disability and other developmental disabilities (IDD) referred to the clinic and discharged between 1999 and 2008. Using a descriptive design, data…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Services, Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities
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Moseley, David S.; Tonge, Bruce J.; Brereton, Avril V.; Einfeld, Stewart L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
This article reports the findings of a study investigating rates and types of comorbid mental disorder evident in adolescents and young adults with autism. A sample of 84 young people (M = 19.5 years, SD = 4.6) with "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric…
Descriptors: Autism, Mental Disorders, Caregivers, Young Adults
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Breau, Lynn M.; Camfield, Carol S. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
Behavioral pain assessment is possible for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). However, pain behavior is often misinterpreted as reflecting psychopathology. We examined whether psychopathology alters pain behavior. Caregivers of 123 children (56 girls ages 40 to 258 months) completed the Non-Communicating…
Descriptors: Pain, Mental Retardation, Caregivers, Developmental Disabilities
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Sarimski, Klaus – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
The relationship of temperament, atypical behaviors, and adaptive behavior of young boys with Fragile X syndrome on mothers' parenting stress was analyzed. Twenty-six boys with Fragile X syndrome (30-88 months of age) participated. The overall development of the participants was significantly delayed with a specific profile of adaptive behaviors…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Mother Attitudes, Hyperactivity
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Ghafoori, Bita; Ratanasiripong, Paul; Holladay, Christina – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) often display mental health symptoms that may benefit from psychotherapy. In this pilot study, a newly designed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group treatment targeting mood difficulties was provided to 8 adults with mild-borderline ID. Assessment occurred at pretreatment, posttreatment, and 4…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Cognitive Restructuring, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy
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Hess, Julie; Matson, Johnny; Neal, Daniene; Mahan, Sara; Fodstad, Jill; Bamburg, Jay; Holloway, Jodie – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Forty-eight adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and Autistic Disorder or Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified were examined with regard to psychotropic medication side effects. Participants were divided into 4 groups: no psychotropic medication group (n = 9); atypical antipsychotic medication group (n = 13);…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Drug Therapy
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Salekin, Karen L.; Olley, J. Gregory; Hedge, Krystal A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Although the problem of people with disabilities as victims of crime has been well recognized, the known characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) also make them vulnerable to becoming perpetrators of crimes. Most such crimes are minor, but the 2002 "Atkins v. Virginia" decision called national attention to people with ID and…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Criminals, Justice, Individual Characteristics
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Hellings, Jessica A.; Cardona, Alicia M.; Schroeder, Stephen R. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
The objective of this study was to examine long-term adverse events of risperidone in 19 children, adolescents, and adults with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and intellectual disability, continuing risperidone for a mean of 186.5 weeks, following a 46-week risperidone study. Nineteen individuals continued long-term follow-up after our…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Drug Therapy, Safety
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Einfeld, Stewart L.; Gray, Kylie M.; Ellis, Louise A.; Taffe, John; Emerson, Eric; Tonge, Bruce J.; Horstead, Sian K. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
In typically developing children, boys are more commonly diagnosed than girls with disruptive behavior disorders, namely, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. For children with intellectual disability (ID), the evidence for this gender effect is less clear. In this report we examine gender…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Females, Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders
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Einfeld, Stewart L.; Ellis, Louise A.; Doran, Christopher M.; Emerson, Eric; Horstead, Sian K.; Madden, Rosamond H.; Tonge, Bruce J. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
It is well known that communities face high costs in the care of individuals with intellectual disability (ID). Factors that influence those costs are less well studied. This study examined the relationship between behavioral problems and the costs of caring for children with ID. Parents/family carers of 109 children with ID were surveyed using a…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances
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Viecili, Michelle A.; MacMullin, Jennifer A.; Weiss, Jonathan A.; Lunsky, Yona – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
This study examined predictors of interest in the future provision of clinical services to people with developmental disabilities by Canadian graduate students in psychology. Utilizing a cross-sectional survey, 458 psychology students from clinical, clinical neuropsychology, and counseling psychology programs from across Canada provided…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Interests, Developmental Disabilities, Counselor Training
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Grey, Ian; Pollard, Jill; McClean, Brian; MacAuley, Niall; Hastings, Richard – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Previous research has suggested substantial variation in prevalence rates of psychiatric disorders in individuals with intellectual disability (ID) and also differential patterns of associations between psychiatric disorders and challenging behaviors in people with ID. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence rate of specific…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Incidence, Mental Retardation, Psychiatry
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Matson, Johnny L.; Mahan, Sara; Sipes, Megan; Kozlowski, Alison M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Comorbid psychopathology and challenging behaviors often occur among persons with developmental disabilities. However, little attention to this issue has been reported in young children. In this study, individuals 17 through 36 months of age with varying diagnoses, such as intellectual disability, developmental delay, and Down syndrome, among…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Autism, Down Syndrome, Young Children
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White, Stacy E.; Lunsky, Yona; Grieve, Charlotte – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
In a mental health system where limited specialized services exist for individuals with intellectual disability (ID), patients using such services should be those with the most complex needs. The purpose of this study was to compare the profile of patients with ID served in a specialized unit (n = 40) to those in generic units (n = 141) within one…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Psychiatric Hospitals, Mental Disorders, Mental Health
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Weiss, Jonathan; Lunsky, Yona – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Family caregivers play an important role in supporting people with intellectual disability (ID) and mental health problems or serious challenging behaviors across the life span. Relevant services for parents of people with ID may vary depending on the age of the child and the severity of mental health problems. Often, individuals with ID…
Descriptors: Mothers, Mental Retardation, Adults, Children
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