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Weise, Janelle; Cvejic, Rachael; Eagleson, Claire; Trollor, Julian N. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: People with intellectual disability (ID) experience barriers in accessing mental health care. Recommendations have been made to implement specialist intellectual disability mental health (IDMH) services in Australia. However, there is limited evidence to inform service development. Method: Family members and support persons of people…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Public Health, Synchronous Communication
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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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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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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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Lennard, Sarah; Sharpe, Richard; Goodey, Rebecca; Hudson, Sharon; Shankar, Rohit – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: People with learning disabilities in the United Kingdom are being incarcerated in hospital settings due to lack of suitable community care and support. Factors influencing discharge from institutional/hospital care to enable successful community living have not been explored systematically. Method: A systematic review using the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Independent Living, Institutionalized Persons, Hospitals
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Valdovinos, Maria G.; Seibert, Haley N.; Piersma, Drew; Wilkinson, Alyssa; Griffith, Gabrielle; Hillring, Sara; Boyle, Bailey – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to gain additional insight on patterns of behavior of three individuals dually diagnosed with intellectual disability (ID) and bipolar disorder as they cycled between elevated and depressed mood states. Methods: Data were collected from weekly, one-hour observations across a period of several months. The…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Mental Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Comorbidity
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Nagy, Ede; Wehmeyer, Meike; Gaese, Franziska; Nicolai, Elisabeth; Schweitzer-Rothers, Jochen – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: This article describes the development of an Aggression and Restriction Observation Checklist (AROC) for use in residential and in-patient services for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). The AROC was developed in collaboration between researchers and frontline staff. It assesses self-, person-, and object-directed aggressive…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Check Lists, Aggression
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van den Bogaard, K. J. H. M.; Lugtenberg, M.; Nijs, S.; Embregts, P. J. C. M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: As opposed to studies focusing on staffs' attributions of challenging behavior (CB), relatively few studies have looked at how people with intellectual disabilities (ID) attribute such behaviors themselves, and a systematic overview is currently lacking. The aim of this review was to synthesize the evidence from qualitative studies…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Behavior Problems, Self Concept, Interpersonal Relationship
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Daveney, John; Hassiotis, Angela; Katona, Cornelius; Matcham, Faith; Sen, Piyal – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be under-recognized in people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) and reviews on appropriate screening tools and prevalence are lacking. This review aims to identify PTSD screening tools for PWID and estimate the prevalence of PTSD within this population. Method: Medline, PubMed, Embase,…
Descriptors: Incidence, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Screening Tests
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Knüppel, Ane; Telléus, Gry Kjaersdam; Lauritsen, Marlene Briciet – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
A nationwide survey of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) was conducted with the aim of exploring outcomes in adolescence and adulthood. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the representativeness of the study population and to describe the study population. In total, 1,734 parents and 933 individuals with ASD returned…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Adolescents
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Beasley, Joan B.; Kalb, Luther; Klein, Ann – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) experience high rates of psychiatric disorders, and coinciding high rates of emergency service use. The current study seeks to explore strategies to improve outcomes by reporting a one-year prospective investigation among 41 individuals (Mean age = 32 years, SD = 12) with ID and mental health needs who…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Rural Areas, Mental Disorders, Comorbidity
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Weise, Janelle; Fisher, Karen R.; Whittle, Erin; Trollor, Julian N. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: Mental health professionals have reported that they have limited knowledge, skills, and confidence in the area of intellectual disability mental health. This article aims to learn from the experiences of people with intellectual disability about the attributes that may assist mainstream mental health professionals to provide them…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Mental Health Workers, Professional Personnel, Mainstreaming
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Braatveit, Kirsten J.; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Hove, Oddbjørn – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: There is reason to believe that many individuals with substance use disorders (SUD), who are in contact with services, have an undiagnosed intellectual disability. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of intellectual and borderline intellectual disabilities (ID/BID) among inpatients with SUD and to further…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Severe Intellectual Disability, Intellectual Disability, Incidence
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Tomlinson, Samantha; Hewitt, Olivia – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Research addressing people with intellectual disabilities' experiences of mental health problems has mainly focused on the perspectives of family members or professionals, or has been driven by service evaluation. Few studies have sought the views of people with intellectual disabilities about their own mental health experiences. This study…
Descriptors: Adults, Mild Intellectual Disability, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Lindsay, William R.; Steptoe, Lesley; McVicker, Ronnie; Haut, Fabian; Robertson, Colette – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
In "DSM-5" there has been a move to dimensional personality disorder (PD) diagnosis, incorporating personality theory in the form of the five-factor model (FFM). It proposes an alternative assessment system based on diagnostic indicators and the FFM, while retaining "DSM-IV" categorical criteria. Four individuals with…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Personality Problems, Mental Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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