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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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Knüppel, Ane; Telléus, Gry Kjaersdam; Lauritsen, Marlene Briciet – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
A nationwide survey of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) was conducted with the aim of exploring outcomes in adolescence and adulthood. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the representativeness of the study population and to describe the study population. In total, 1,734 parents and 933 individuals with ASD returned…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Adolescents
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Inan Budak, Merve; Küçük, Leyla; Civelek, Hatice Yaprak – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: Mothers of intellectually disabled children face several psychological problems. Qualitative studies use a process that can reveal truthful perceptions and help mothers express their emotions about their unique and personal experiences. Method: This study used a qualitative research method design with a hermeneutic approach to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Children, Intellectual Disability, Family Environment
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Patel, Lina; Wolter-Warmerdam, Kristine; Leifer, Noel; Hickey, Francis – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: Children and young adults with Down syndrome can demonstrate increased behavior problems compared to their typically developing peers through childhood and adolescence. Though current tools measure behavior problems in persons with intellectual disabilities, they do not capture all the behavioral problems that can occur in…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems
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Mayes, Susan Dickerson; Kokotovich, Cari; Mathiowetz, Christine; Baweja, Raman; Calhoun, Susan L.; Waxmonsky, James – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a controversial "DSM-5" diagnosis. It is not known how DMDD symptoms vary by age and if differences are similar for autism, ADHD, and general population samples. Our study analyzed the two DMDD symptoms (irritable-angry mood and temper outbursts) in 1,827 children with autism or ADHD (with…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Behavior Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Preschool Children
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Benninger, Tara L.; Witwer, Andrea N. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Parents and their children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are under significant amounts of stress (Lecavalier, Leone & Wiltz, 2006). When stress escalates to crisis, some children with IDD are admitted to the emergency department or an inpatient unit. While existing measures evaluate stress over time, we…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Stress Variables, Measurement Techniques
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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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Ellison, Kimberly S.; Bundy, Myra Beth; Wygant, Dustin B.; Gore, Jonathan S. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
The new DSM-5 dimensional framework of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) features severity ratings of social communication (SC) and restrictive/repetitive behaviors (RRB) and little research has been conducted since its inception. There has been a recent increase in the administration and adoption of broadband behavior-rating scales by clinicians,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Rating Scales, Child Behavior
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Lambros, Katina; Kraemer, Bonnie; Wager, James Derek; Culver, Shirley; Angulo, Aidee; Saragosa, Marie – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
This article describes and investigates initial findings from the Esperanza Mental Health Services (EMHS) Program, which is an intensive outpatient program that provides individual and group mental health services for students with "dual diagnosis" or developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health problems. Previous research…
Descriptors: Comorbidity, Mental Disorders, School Health Services, Developmental Disabilities
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Williams, Marian E.; Haranin, Emily C. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Up to 70% of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have a co-occurring mental health disorder; however, many clinicians feel unprepared to serve children with complex co-occurring conditions. This study surveyed 64 mental health clinicians working in 21 publically-funded mental health agencies in a large urban setting to explore their…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Hutchison, Marnie; Pei, Jacqueline; Leung, Wing Sze Wence; Mackenzie, Michelle; Hicks, Melanie D.; Thurm, Audrey E.; Han, Joan C.; Haqq, Andrea M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
We investigated executive functioning in 25 children and adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) on the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). Significant deficits emerged, with mean scores on all but two scales reaching levels of clinical significance (T score = 65). Older children tended to have higher scores than younger…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Children, Adolescents, Behavior Rating Scales
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Fung, Stephanie; Lunsky, Yona; Weiss, Jonathan A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of mental health problems, with depression being one of the most common presenting issues. The current study used a diathesis-stress model to investigate stressors (parent distress and negative life events [NLE]) and vulnerabilities (youth age and intellectual functioning) as…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, At Risk Persons, Comorbidity
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Feldman, Benjamin H.; Dimitropoulos, Anastasia – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) are at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including socialization problems. The PWS chromosome 15q11-13 maternal uniparental disomy (mUPD) subtype displays greater ASD symptoms than the paternal deletion (DEL) subtype. Since interpreting faces leads to successful socialization, we compared face…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Genetic Disorders, Mental Retardation
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Hepburn, Susan L.; Stern, Jessica A.; Blakeley-Smith, Audrey; Kimel, Lila K.; Reaven, Judith A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
This descriptive study examines the complexity of psychiatric comorbidity in treatment-seeking youth with ASD and anxiety symptoms. Forty-two parents of youth with ASD and anxiety (ages 8-14) completed a structured diagnostic interview (Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime Version). Youth…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Comorbidity, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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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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