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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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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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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)