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Hartley, Sigan L.; Esbensen, Anna J.; Shalev, Rebecca; Vincent, Lori B.; Mihaila, Iulia; Bussanich, Paige – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
There is a paucity of research on psychosocial treatments for depression in adults with intellectual disability (ID). In this pilot study, we explored the efficacy of a group CBT treatment that involved a caregiver component in adults with mild ID with a depressive disorder. Sixteen adults with mild ID and a depressive disorder participated in a…
Descriptors: Adults, Mild Mental Retardation, Depression (Psychology), Behavior Modification
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Jacola, Lisa M.; Hickey, Francis; Howe, Steven R.; Esbensen, Anna; Shear, Paula K. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Adolescents with Down syndrome can demonstrate increased behavior problems as compared with typical peers. Few studies have explored whether behavior impacts adaptive functioning. Caregiver report from the Behavioral Assessment System for Children, 2nd Edition (BASC-2; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2004) and the Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL;…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Down Syndrome, Intervention, Attention Control
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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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Mallardo, Mariarosa; Cuskelly, Monica; White, Paul; Jobling, Anne – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
This study focused on current life circumstances, previous life events, and engagement with productive and enjoyable activities. It examined the association of these variables with mental health problems and mood in a cohort of young adults with Down syndrome. Participants were 49 adults with Down syndrome (age range 20-31 years) and their…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Mental Health, Down Syndrome, Depression (Psychology)
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Ng, Rowena; Lai, Philip; Levitin, Daniel J.; Bellugi, Ursula – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Williams syndrome (WS) is a neurogenetic developmental disorder characterized by peaks and valleys of cognitive abilities. One peak that has been understudied is the affinity that many individuals with WS have with music. It remains unknown whether their high levels of musical interest, skill, and expressivity are related to their sociable…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Cognitive Ability