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Barger, Brian; Larson, Lincoln R.; Ogletree, Scott; Torquati, Julia; Rosenberg, Steven; Gaither, Cassandra Johnson; Bartz, Jody Marie; Gardner, Andrew; Moody, Eric – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: Conduct problems are commonly reported among individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and children with other special health care needs (CSHCN). Environmental research indicates that exposure to natural environments can lead to decreased conduct problems; opposite effects (i.e., increased problems) are associated with built…
Descriptors: Children, Behavior Problems, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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O'Donoghue, Elizabeth M.; Pogge, David L.; Harvey, Philip D. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: Features of intellectual disability (ID) and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may hinder responsiveness to interventions typically used during psychiatric hospitalization to manage severely disruptive behavior, and could increase the likelihood of experiencing restraint and/or seclusion (R/S). This study investigated the occurrence…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Punishment
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Nevill, Rose E.; Rey, Catalina N.; Javed, Noor; Rooker, Griffin; Yoo, Hyojeong; Zarcone, Jennifer – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: Current measures of restrictive and repetitive behavior (RRB) in people with autism focus on severity and intensity and, to some degree, the global interference of the behavior. In this study we developed the Social Impact of Repetitive Behavior Scale (SIRBS) to capture several different contexts in which repetitive behavior is…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Rating Scales, Behavior Problems, Repetition
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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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Kildahl, Arvid Nikolai; Bakken, Trine Lise; Iversen, Trine Elisabeth; Helverschou, Sissel Berge – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) seem to influence the risk of and vulnerability to exposure to trauma and adverse events. While assessment of a psychiatric disorder in ASD and ID generally is challenging, identification of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seems particularly so, and knowledge does…
Descriptors: Identification, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Autism
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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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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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Marquis, Willa A.; Baker, Bruce L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: While transitioning to adulthood presents challenges for youth with developmental disabilities (DD), opportunities to develop adult social roles and communication skills may foster more optimal outcomes. One such opportunity is developing conflict resolution skills within parent-adolescent relationships. Methods: We examined how…
Descriptors: Mothers, Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Intellectual Disability
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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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Appleton, Helen; Roberts, Jacqueline; Simpson, Kate – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder display a pattern of social communication deficits and restricted and repetitive behaviors that leave them particularly vulnerable to developing anxiety. The presence of a co-occurring Intellectual Disability further complicates the situation, compromising traditional diagnostic techniques…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability
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Sauer, Theodor; Lawrence, Linda; Mayo-Ortega, Liliana; Oyama-Ganiko, Rosa; Schroeder, Stephen – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
The prevalence of refractive error and ocular disorders among infants and young children with severe behavioral problems and developmental disorders is not well defined, particularly in developing countries. We performed a retrospective review of ophthalmic examinations performed during a National Institutes of Health--funded cohort study of very…
Descriptors: Infants, Young Children, Behavior Disorders, Developmental Disabilities
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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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Pickard, Katherine; Meza, Rosemary; Drahota, Amy; Brikho, Brigitte – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
This brief article examines the community services delivered to youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a Southern Californian city as a way to better understand ASD service provision and service attitudes. Specific goals of the study were to identify the services being delivered within the area, and how the use, perceived evidence, and value…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Evidence Based Practice, Community Services
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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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