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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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van den Bogaard, Kim J. H. M.; Nijman, Henk L. I.; Palmstierna, Tom; Embregts, Petri J. C. M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: People with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring psychopathology have a relatively high likelihood to engage in aggressive behavior. Nevertheless, structured clinical assessment of aggressive behavior, including when and where it occurs, is scarce in this population. Methods: On three wards specializing in the care for people…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Aggression, Mild Intellectual Disability, Psychopathology
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Parent, Veronique; Birtwell, Kirstin B.; Lambright, Nathan; DuBard, Melanie – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
This article presents an individual intervention combining cognitive-behavioral and behavior-analytic approaches to target severe emotion dysregulation in verbal youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) concurrent with intellectual disability (ID). The article focuses on two specific individuals who received the treatment within a therapeutic…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Emotional Disturbances, Autism
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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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Pandolfi, Vincent; Magyar, Caroline I.; Norris, Megan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present with emotional problems such as anxiety and depression (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). A recent study of the "Child Behavior Checklist 6-18" (CBCL; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001) indicated good sensitivity but relatively low specificity for identifying emotional problems…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Neal, Daniene; Matson, Johnny L.; Hattier, Megan A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Observation for Children (ASD-OC) is a 45-item observation scale used to assess autistic symptomatology. The reliability of this measure has been established in previous research; therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate its validity among a sample of children (1-15 years). The large correlation between the…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Observation, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mandelberg, Josh; Laugeson, Elizabeth Ann; Cunningham, Tina D.; Ellingsen, Ruth; Bates, Shannon; Frankel, Fred – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Social deficits are a hallmark characteristic among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), yet few evidence-based interventions exist aimed at improving social skills for this population, and none have examined the maintenance of treatment gains years after the intervention has ended. This study examines the durability of the Program…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Russo-Ponsaran, Nicole M.; Evans-Smith, Bernadette; Johnson, Jason K.; McKown, Clark – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) demonstrate facial emotion recognition and expression impairments. These impairments may contribute to social disability and may put children with ASDs at risk for developing further mental health problems. In this pilot study, we examined the use of a coach- and computer-assisted facial emotion…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Human Body, Recognition (Psychology)
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Christensen, Lisa; Baker, Bruce L.; Blacher, Jan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
The study examines the epidemiology of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) for children with intellectual disabilities (ID; n = 49), children with borderline intellectual functioning (BIF; n = 20), and typically developing children (TD; n = 115). The Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children was administered to mothers at child ages 5, 6, 7, 8,…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Epidemiology, Behavior Disorders, Comorbidity
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Shaw, Steven R.; Rahman, Amira; Sharma, Akanksha – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS) is a multiple congenital anomalies and intellectual disabilities syndrome associated with a deletion of chromosome 22 terminal band 13.3. The deletion is associated with severe intellectual disabilities, absent or delayed speech, behavior problems, and autism. The objective of this study was to provide a detailed…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Delayed Speech, Severe Mental Retardation, Psychosis
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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