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Carrick, Hazel; Randle-Phillips, Cathy – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has a growing evidence base and several authors have recognized the advantages of applying this approach with people with intellectual disabilities (ID). The purpose of this review is to summarize and critique the literature that has used solution-focused (SF) approaches in ID, and consider…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Literature Reviews, Psychotherapy, Intervention
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Whittle, Erin Louise; Fisher, Karen R.; Reppermund, Simone; Lenroot, Rhoshel; Trollor, Julian – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: It is well established that people with an intellectual disability have high rates of mental health problems, yet rates of uptake of services do not match need. Aim: To identify the current literature pertaining to the barriers and facilitators to access to mental health services for people with an intellectual disability. Method: A…
Descriptors: Barriers, Performance Factors, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs
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Gardiner, Emily; Iarocci, Grace; Moretti, Marlene – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Adolescents with intellectual disability are at significant risk for developing concomitant mental health and behavior problems. Youth who experience "dual diagnosis" face great challenges, and require interventions that will promote their autonomy, self-determination, and adaptive functioning. In this article, we devote attention to…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Attachment Behavior, Trauma, Adolescents
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James, Jessica S. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Depression is common in individuals with intellectual disabilities, but evidence regarding treatment for this population is lacking. Through a systematic literature review of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a total of six studies were identified that used pretest-post-test nonequivalent control…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Depression (Psychology), Intellectual Disability
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Wigham, Sarah; Barton, Stephen; Parr, Jeremy R.; Rodgers, Jacqui – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Accurate population rates of depression can inform allocation of health resources and service planning, to counter the impact of depression on quality of life and morbidity. A systematic review of the rates of depression in children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and without intellectual disability (high-functioning [HF] ASD) was…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Depression (Psychology), Comorbidity
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Venville, Annie; Sawyer, Anne-Maree; Long, Maureen; Edwards, Niki; Hair, Sara – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
This article reports on the findings of a scoping review of peer-reviewed research that investigates the formal support experiences of adults with an intellectual disability and mental health problems. Seven databases and 21 sources of grey literature were searched and 17 articles were retained for review, demonstrating the dearth of literature in…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Mental Disorders, Literature Reviews, Adults
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Scott, Haleigh; Havercamp, Susan M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
People with intellectual disability (ID) were once considered immune to developing psychopathology, including affective disorders such as depression. Now research has shown that people with ID do suffer from depression, and the focus is on understanding how to best diagnose and provide treatment. Research has come a long way in adapting the…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Comorbidity, Clinical Diagnosis, Severe Intellectual Disability
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Pouls, Claudia; Jeandarme, Inge – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Research on risk assessment and risk management in offenders with intellectual disabilities (OIDs), although far behind compared to the mainstream offender literature, is now expanding. The current review provides an overview of the predictive value of risk assessment and treatment outcome monitoring tools developed for both mainstream forensic…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Intellectual Disability, Criminals
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Hamelin, Jeffery; Travis, Robert; Sturmey, Peter – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
We conducted a systematic literature review of anger management in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). We identified 2 studies that used randomized controlled trials and 6 that used pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group designs. The mean between-group effect size was 1.52 for randomized controlled trials and 0.89 for the other…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Developmental Disabilities, Control Groups, Mental Retardation
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Leeb, Rebecca T.; Bitsko, Rebecca H.; Merrick, Melissa T.; Armour, Brian S. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
In this article we review the empirical evidence for the presumptions that children with disabilities are at increased risk for child maltreatment, and parents with disabilities are more likely to perpetrate child abuse and neglect. Challenges to the epidemiological examination of the prevalence of child maltreatment and disabilities are…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Caregivers, Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship
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Sleister, Heidi M.; Valdovinos, Maria Gabriela – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
Weight gain is an often-observed side effect of atypical antipsychotics (AAPs) and is particularly significant in individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). The majority of individuals treated with AAPs will gain at least 10% of their initial body weight over the course of therapy (Umbricht & Kane, 1996). One's genetic constitution is an…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Mental Retardation, Patients, Drug Therapy
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Phillips, Kristin D.; Klein-Tasman, Bonita P. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
The refinement of the Williams syndrome phenotype has frequently included the study of behavioral and temperamental features common to individuals with this disorder. Within this line of research, the importance of evaluating incidence of psychopathology has been increasingly recognized, with studies consistently identifying an increased risk for…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Mental Health, Psychopathology, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Witwer, Andrea N.; Lecavalier, Luc – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
The purpose of this literature review was to summarize studies examining risk factors, markers, and correlates of psychopathology in youngsters with intellectual disability. A total of 26 studies met inclusion criteria and were reviewed. Due to the limitations of research methods (i.e., not establishing precedence), no risk factors were…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mental Retardation, Research Methodology, Emotional Disturbances