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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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Russo-Ponsaran, Nicole M.; Berry-Kravis, Elizabeth; McKown, Clark A.; Lipton, Meryl – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a well-described inherited cause of intellectual disability and the most common known genetic cause of autism. Social deficits in girls with FXS are not well understood. To better understand barriers to social functioning that may contribute to mental health outcomes, we administered a theoretically based social…
Descriptors: Females, Genetic Disorders, Cognitive Processes, Social Development
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Russo-Ponsaran, Nicole M.; Evans-Smith, Bernadette; Johnson, Jason K.; McKown, Clark – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) demonstrate facial emotion recognition and expression impairments. These impairments may contribute to social disability and may put children with ASDs at risk for developing further mental health problems. In this pilot study, we examined the use of a coach- and computer-assisted facial emotion…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Human Body, Recognition (Psychology)
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Müller, Christoph Michael; Gmünder, Lena – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders are often considered to have difficulty with using facial cues (e.g., cues from the eye region) to understand others' mental states. One of the pioneering assessments to test competence in this skill is the "Reading the Mind in the Eyes-Test" (RMET). In order to find out more about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cues, Theory of Mind
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Eapen, Valsamma; Crncec, Rudi; Woolfenden, Susan; Blackmore, Roger – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Early detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a prerequisite for early intervention. Questionnaires may offer a cost-effective alternative to clinician-led screening in identifying toddlers and preschoolers in primary-care settings requiring specialized ASD assessment. Parents of 97 children aged 16-60 months attending childcare centers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disability Identification, Questionnaires
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Hammond, Rachel K.; Hoffman, Jennifer M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Adolescents with high-functioning autism (HFA) possess core social and pragmatic deficits, which interfere with normal relationship development. At a time when friendships are increasingly important, many adolescents with HFA realize they are different from their peers. Initial research has indicated that adolescence is the time when symptoms of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comorbidity
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Shooshtari, Shahin; Brownell, Marni; Dik, Natalia; Chateau, Dan; Yu, C. T.; Mills, Rosemary S. L.; Burchill, Charles A.; Wetzel, Monika – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
In this population-based study, prevalence of depression was estimated and compared between children with and without developmental disability (DD). Twelve years of administrative data were linked to identify a cohort of children with DD living in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Children in the study cohort were matched with children without DD…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Depression (Psychology), Developmental Disabilities
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Mallardo, Mariarosa; Cuskelly, Monica; White, Paul; Jobling, Anne – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
This study focused on current life circumstances, previous life events, and engagement with productive and enjoyable activities. It examined the association of these variables with mental health problems and mood in a cohort of young adults with Down syndrome. Participants were 49 adults with Down syndrome (age range 20-31 years) and their…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Mental Health, Down Syndrome, Depression (Psychology)
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Ailey, Sarah H.; Miller, Arlene Michaels; Fogg, Louis – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) increasingly live with other individuals with ID in small community homes staffed by paraprofessionals where aggressive/challenging (problem) behaviors occur more frequently then among individuals with ID living with their families. Evidence suggests that individuals with ID are more susceptible to…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mental Retardation, Residential Institutions, Behavior Problems
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Buckles, Jason; Luckasson, Ruth; Keefe, Elizabeth – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Research regarding the prevalence of psychiatric conditions co-occurring with intellectual disability in adults was reviewed. Particular attention was paid to the qualities of sampling and diagnostic methodology, which have been identified as needs in two recent reviews. Sixteen articles published in peer-reviewed journals between 2003 and 2009…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Evaluation Methods, Criteria, 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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Charlot, Lauren; Beasley, Joan B. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
In the United States, research directed specifically at improving our understanding of the psychiatric assessment and treatment of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) has grown, yet lags far behind efforts for typically developing children and adults. In the United States, a lack of a national approach to the mental health problems of…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Psychiatry
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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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Miccio-Fonseca, L. C.; Rasmussen, Lucinda A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
The study explored the predictive validity of "Multiplex Empirically Guided Inventory of Ecological Aggregates for Assessing Sexually Abusive Children and Adolescents (Ages 4 to 19)" ("MEGA"[eighth note]; Miccio-Fonseca, 2006b), a comprehensive developmentally sensitive risk assessment outcome tool. "MEGA"[eighth note] assesses risk for coarse…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Children, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Silk, Larry; Watt, Jackie; Pilon, Nancy; Draper, Chad – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
This article describes a psychotropic PRN Evaluative Tool developed by interprofessional clinicians to address inconsistent reporting and assessment of the effectiveness of PRN medications used for people who are developmentally disabled. Fifty-nine participants (37 males, 22 females), ages 16 to 60 years, were included in the review, all…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Drug Therapy, Evaluation Methods
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