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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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Matson, Johnny L.; Fodstad, Jill C.; Rivet, Tessa T.; Rojahn, Johannes – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Participants were 109 adults with severe intellectual disabilities and long histories of psychotropic drug use. Side effect profiles were examined in the context of types of mental health disorders observed using the Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped-Revised (DASH-II) and the Behavior Problems Inventory-Revised (BPI-01). The best…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Severe Disabilities, Self Destructive Behavior, Severe Mental Retardation
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Matson, Johnny L.; Wilkins, Jonathan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
Researchers and clinicians now recognize that adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) evince the full range of mental health concerns. Only recently, however, have attempts been made to develop evidence-based diagnostic and screening methods to identify these problems. Given that the way these people display symptoms of psychopathology may…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders, Disability Identification, Psychopathology