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Straccia, Claudio; Baggio, Stéphanie; Barisnikov, Koviljka – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Little is known about the behavioral characteristics of adults with Down syndrome (DS) without dementia. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the psychopathology and social behavior among adults with DS compared to adults with nonspecific intellectual disability (NSID). Thirty-four adults with DS were individually matched with 34…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Behavior Problems, Interpersonal Competence, Social Behavior
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Torr, Jennifer – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
This general review situates Australian research within a framework that quantifies and describes mental health needs of the population with intellectual disabilities across the life span, surveys service provision, and develops the evidence base to inform clinicians regarding assessment and management of psychopathology and psychiatric disorder…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Health Needs, Mental Health, Professional Education
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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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Hepburn, Susan L.; MacLean, William E. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Researchers and clinicians are recognizing that a subgroup of children with Down syndrome (DS) also present with clinically significant impairments in social-communication and restricted patterns of behavior, such as those that characterize autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Efforts to better describe the behavioral presentation of children with…
Descriptors: Autism, Down Syndrome, Child Behavior, Clinical Psychology
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Dimitropoulos, Anastasia; Ho, Alan Y.; Klaiman, Cheryl; Koenig, Kathy; Schultz, Robert T. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
In order to investigate unique and shared characteristics and to determine factors predictive of group classification, quantitative comparisons of behavioral and emotional problems were assessed using the Developmental Behavior Checklist (DBC-P) and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales in autistic disorder, Williams syndrome (WS), and…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems, Mental Retardation