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McMorris, Carly A.; Weiss, Jonathan A.; Cappelletti, Gabriella; Lunsky, Yona – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Carers of individuals with an intellectual disability are often responsible for managing their children's psychiatric crises when they arise. The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of families using crisis and short-term transitional supports from the perspectives of families and of crisis and transitional support staff. Three…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Family Needs, Focus Groups, Individual Characteristics
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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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Hemmings, Colin; Deb, Shoumitro; Chaplin, Eddie; Hardy, Steve; Mukherjee, Rittick – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
This review of research into mental disorders in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) focuses on research in this field that has originated from the United Kingdom in the last 2 decades. It considers research developments into the epidemiology of mental disorders and problem behaviors, psychopharmacology, psychosocial interventions, and…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Epidemiology, Mental Retardation
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Salekin, Karen L.; Olley, J. Gregory; Hedge, Krystal A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Although the problem of people with disabilities as victims of crime has been well recognized, the known characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) also make them vulnerable to becoming perpetrators of crimes. Most such crimes are minor, but the 2002 "Atkins v. Virginia" decision called national attention to people with ID and…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Criminals, Justice, Individual Characteristics