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Kildahl, Arvid Nikolai; Helverschou, Sissel Berge; Bakken, Trine Lise; Oddli, Hanne Weie – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) seem to be at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but knowledge is sparse regarding its identification in this population. Previous research indicates that certain symptoms of PTSD may be more easily recognized, and that identifying…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Inan Budak, Merve; Küçük, Leyla; Civelek, Hatice Yaprak – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: Mothers of intellectually disabled children face several psychological problems. Qualitative studies use a process that can reveal truthful perceptions and help mothers express their emotions about their unique and personal experiences. Method: This study used a qualitative research method design with a hermeneutic approach to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Children, Intellectual Disability, Family Environment
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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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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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Fisher, Marisa H.; Lough, Emma; Griffin, Megan M.; Lane, Laurel A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: Individuals with intellectual disability experience high rates of bullying, but it is not known how people with specific syndromes, such as Williams syndrome (WS), experience and respond to bullying. Given their behavioral profile, including hypersociability and heightened anxiety, and their risk for experiencing other forms of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Genetic Disorders, Bullying, At Risk Persons