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Hellings, Jessica A.; Cardona, Alicia M.; Schroeder, Stephen R. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
The objective of this study was to examine long-term adverse events of risperidone in 19 children, adolescents, and adults with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and intellectual disability, continuing risperidone for a mean of 186.5 weeks, following a 46-week risperidone study. Nineteen individuals continued long-term follow-up after our…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Drug Therapy, Safety
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Einfeld, Stewart L.; Gray, Kylie M.; Ellis, Louise A.; Taffe, John; Emerson, Eric; Tonge, Bruce J.; Horstead, Sian K. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
In typically developing children, boys are more commonly diagnosed than girls with disruptive behavior disorders, namely, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. For children with intellectual disability (ID), the evidence for this gender effect is less clear. In this report we examine gender…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Females, Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders
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Einfeld, Stewart L.; Ellis, Louise A.; Doran, Christopher M.; Emerson, Eric; Horstead, Sian K.; Madden, Rosamond H.; Tonge, Bruce J. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
It is well known that communities face high costs in the care of individuals with intellectual disability (ID). Factors that influence those costs are less well studied. This study examined the relationship between behavioral problems and the costs of caring for children with ID. Parents/family carers of 109 children with ID were surveyed using a…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances
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Viecili, Michelle A.; MacMullin, Jennifer A.; Weiss, Jonathan A.; Lunsky, Yona – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
This study examined predictors of interest in the future provision of clinical services to people with developmental disabilities by Canadian graduate students in psychology. Utilizing a cross-sectional survey, 458 psychology students from clinical, clinical neuropsychology, and counseling psychology programs from across Canada provided…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Interests, Developmental Disabilities, Counselor Training
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Grey, Ian; Pollard, Jill; McClean, Brian; MacAuley, Niall; Hastings, Richard – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Previous research has suggested substantial variation in prevalence rates of psychiatric disorders in individuals with intellectual disability (ID) and also differential patterns of associations between psychiatric disorders and challenging behaviors in people with ID. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence rate of specific…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Incidence, Mental Retardation, Psychiatry
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Matson, Johnny L.; Mahan, Sara; Sipes, Megan; Kozlowski, Alison M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Comorbid psychopathology and challenging behaviors often occur among persons with developmental disabilities. However, little attention to this issue has been reported in young children. In this study, individuals 17 through 36 months of age with varying diagnoses, such as intellectual disability, developmental delay, and Down syndrome, among…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Autism, Down Syndrome, Young Children
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White, Stacy E.; Lunsky, Yona; Grieve, Charlotte – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
In a mental health system where limited specialized services exist for individuals with intellectual disability (ID), patients using such services should be those with the most complex needs. The purpose of this study was to compare the profile of patients with ID served in a specialized unit (n = 40) to those in generic units (n = 141) within one…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Psychiatric Hospitals, Mental Disorders, Mental Health
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Weiss, Jonathan; Lunsky, Yona – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Family caregivers play an important role in supporting people with intellectual disability (ID) and mental health problems or serious challenging behaviors across the life span. Relevant services for parents of people with ID may vary depending on the age of the child and the severity of mental health problems. Often, individuals with ID…
Descriptors: Mothers, Mental Retardation, Adults, Children
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Mircea, Camelia E.; Rojahn, Johannes; Esbensen, Anna J. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Psychometric properties of Romanian translations of the "Behavior Problems Inventory-01" ("BPI-01"; Rojahn, Matson, Lott, Esbensen, & Smalls, 2001) and the "Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form" ("NCBRF"; Aman, Tasse, Rojahn, & Hammer, 1996) were explored. Respondents completed the instruments for 115…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Test Validity, Psychopathology, Child Behavior
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Rojahn, Johannes; Rowe, Ellen W.; Macken, Jennifer; Gray, Amy; Delitta, Denise; Booth, Alison; Kimbrell, Kelly – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
This study was conducted to assess the psychometric properties of 2 assessment instruments, the "Behavior Problems Inventory-01" ("BPI-01"; Rojahn, Matson, Lott, Esbensen, & Smalls, 2001) and the "Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form" ("NCBRF"; Aman, Tass, Rojahn, & Hammer, 1996). The sample consisted…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mental Retardation, Test Validity, Factor Structure
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Lamoureux-Hebert, Melanie; Morin, Diane; Crocker, Anne – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
This exploratory study examined relationships between support needs assessed with the French version of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS; Thompson et al., 2004) and challenging behaviors as assessed with the Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised (Bruininks, Woodcock, Weatherman, & Hill, 1996). The Sample included 191 persons between 16 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Student Needs
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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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Finucane, Brenda; Haas-Givler, Barbara – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a neurobehavioral disorder associated with deletions and mutations of the "RAI1" gene on chromosome 17p11.2. Clinical features of the syndrome include intellectual disability, sleep disturbance, craniofacial differences, and a distinctive profile of stereotypic and self-injurious behaviors. Although the functional…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sleep, Genetic Disorders
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Handen, Benjamin L.; Sagady, Amie E.; McAuliffe-Bellin, Sarah – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 9-12% of individuals with intellectual disability (ID). Although psychostimulant medication is often the primary treatment modality, little is known regarding the effects of such agents on social interactions and play in this population. Additionally, the role of ADHD symptoms in social and…
Descriptors: Play, Mental Retardation, Drug Therapy, Children
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Gothelf, Doron; Frisch, Amos; Michaelovsky, Elena; Weizman, Abraham; Shprintzen, Robert J. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS), also known as DiGeorge, conotruncal anomaly face, and Cayler syndromes, is caused by a microdeletion in the long arm of Chromosome 22. We review the history of the syndrome from the first clinical reports almost half a century ago to the current intriguing molecular findings associating genes from the…
Descriptors: Schizophrenia, Mental Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Risk
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