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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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Werner, Shirli; Stern, Ira; Stawski, Mike; Roth, Dana; Tenenbaum, Ariel – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: Studies regarding the use of support services for persons with a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and psychopathology are scarce; even fewer have focused on children and young adults. The aim of the present study, conducted in Israel, was to compare the use of support services and their perceived effectiveness by families of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Caregivers, Mental Health
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Valdovinos, Maria G.; Seibert, Haley N.; Piersma, Drew; Wilkinson, Alyssa; Griffith, Gabrielle; Hillring, Sara; Boyle, Bailey – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to gain additional insight on patterns of behavior of three individuals dually diagnosed with intellectual disability (ID) and bipolar disorder as they cycled between elevated and depressed mood states. Methods: Data were collected from weekly, one-hour observations across a period of several months. The…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Mental Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Comorbidity
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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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Jamieson, Daniel; Mason, Jonathan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
People with an Intellectual Disability (ID) are around 4 times more likely to suffer with a mental health disorder than IQ-typical people, however previous studies have shown they may be less likely to be diagnosed. One suggested cause of this is the diagnostic overshadowing bias: the tendency for practitioners to attribute unusual behaviour,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Mental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis