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Painter, Jon; Hastings, Richard; Ingham, Barry; Trevithick, Liam; Roy, Ashok – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: Current research findings in the field of intellectual disabilities (ID) regarding the relationship between mental health problems and challenging behavior are inconclusive and/or contradictory. The aim of this study was to further investigate the putative association between these two highly prevalent phenomena in people with ID,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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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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Boström, Petra; Johnels, Jakob Åsberg; Thorson, Maria; Broberg, Malin – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Few studies have explored the subjective mental health of adolescents with intellectual disabilities, while proxy ratings indicate an overrepresentation of mental health problems. The present study reports on the design and an initial empirical evaluation of the Well-being in Special Education Questionnaire (WellSEQ). Questions, response scales,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Peer Relationship, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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Xu, Yangmu; Neece, Cameron L.; Parker, Kathleen H. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have higher rates of depressive symptoms than parents of typically developing children and parents of children with other developmental disorders. Parental depressive symptoms are strongly associated with problem behaviors in children; however, the mechanisms through which parental…
Descriptors: Parents, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Incidence
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Chaplin, Eddie; Chester, Rebecca; Tsakanikos, Elias; McCarthy, Jane; Craig, Tom; Bouras, Nick – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
This study investigated the main psychometric properties of the Self Assessment and Intervention (SAINT), a unique and recently developed Guided Self-Help tool for people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Fifty-four adults with ID identified with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression completed the study. They were between 18 and 77 years old…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Anxiety, Depression (Psychology)
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Ng, Rowena; Lai, Philip; Levitin, Daniel J.; Bellugi, Ursula – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Williams syndrome (WS) is a neurogenetic developmental disorder characterized by peaks and valleys of cognitive abilities. One peak that has been understudied is the affinity that many individuals with WS have with music. It remains unknown whether their high levels of musical interest, skill, and expressivity are related to their sociable…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Cognitive Ability
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Noone, Stephen J.; Hastings, Richard P. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
There is growing evidence that acceptance and mindfulness interventions for support staff in intellectual disability (ID) services can have beneficial mental health outcomes for staff themselves and individuals with ID. However, there are few data focusing on the relevance of related psychological processes for support staff well-being. The…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Social Services, Employees, Adults