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Valdovinos, Maria G.; Seibert, Haley N.; Piersma, Drew; Wilkinson, Alyssa; Griffith, Gabrielle; Hillring, Sara; Boyle, Bailey – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to gain additional insight on patterns of behavior of three individuals dually diagnosed with intellectual disability (ID) and bipolar disorder as they cycled between elevated and depressed mood states. Methods: Data were collected from weekly, one-hour observations across a period of several months. The…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Mental Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Comorbidity
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Nagy, Ede; Wehmeyer, Meike; Gaese, Franziska; Nicolai, Elisabeth; Schweitzer-Rothers, Jochen – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: This article describes the development of an Aggression and Restriction Observation Checklist (AROC) for use in residential and in-patient services for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). The AROC was developed in collaboration between researchers and frontline staff. It assesses self-, person-, and object-directed aggressive…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Check Lists, Aggression
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Beasley, Joan B.; Kalb, Luther; Klein, Ann – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) experience high rates of psychiatric disorders, and coinciding high rates of emergency service use. The current study seeks to explore strategies to improve outcomes by reporting a one-year prospective investigation among 41 individuals (Mean age = 32 years, SD = 12) with ID and mental health needs who…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Rural Areas, Mental Disorders, Comorbidity
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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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van den Bogaard, Kim J. H. M.; Nijman, Henk L. I.; Palmstierna, Tom; Embregts, Petri J. C. M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: People with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring psychopathology have a relatively high likelihood to engage in aggressive behavior. Nevertheless, structured clinical assessment of aggressive behavior, including when and where it occurs, is scarce in this population. Methods: On three wards specializing in the care for people…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Aggression, Mild Intellectual Disability, Psychopathology
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Gardiner, Emily; Iarocci, Grace; Moretti, Marlene – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Adolescents with intellectual disability are at significant risk for developing concomitant mental health and behavior problems. Youth who experience "dual diagnosis" face great challenges, and require interventions that will promote their autonomy, self-determination, and adaptive functioning. In this article, we devote attention to…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Attachment Behavior, Trauma, Adolescents
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Wainer, Allison; Drahota, Amy; Cohn, Elizabeth; Kerns, Connor; Lerner, Matthew; Marro, Bianca; Moskowitz, Lauren; Soorya, Latha – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: There is a significant gap between research and practice for mental health services for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Despite increased numbers of individuals with ASD treated in community settings, little is known about the array of practices used with this population and the extent to which providers are aware of and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Health, Health Services
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Davis, Allyson L.; Neece, Cameron L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Studies have shown that parents of children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) exhibit higher levels of stress than parents of typically developing children or children with other types of developmental delays (DD). This relationship appears to be mediated by elevated levels of behavior problems observed in children with…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Stress Variables, Metacognition, Behavior Problems
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Ratti, Victoria; Vickerstaff, Victoria; Crabtree, Jason; Hassiotis, Angela – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: The Resident Choice Assessment Scale (RCAS) is used to assess choice availability for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). The aim of the study was to explore the factor structure, construct validity, and internal consistency of the measure in community settings to further validate this tool. Method: 108 paid carers of adults…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Adults, Intellectual Disability, Factor Analysis
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Shivers, Carolyn M.; Kozimor, Laura Michelle – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: The presence of comorbid mental illness in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has been shown to have additional negative impact on parents and caregivers. However, the impact of such dual diagnoses on typically developing siblings has yet to be examined. Methods: Parents and typically developing…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Comorbidity, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Rojahn, Johannes; Rick-Betancourt, Brittney; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Moore, Linda – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: The Adult Scale of Hostility and Aggression (A-SHARP) rating scale assesses the frequency/severity (problem scale) and the reactive-proactive motivation (provocation scale) of aggressive behaviors in adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). Items are assigned to five subscales (Verbal Aggression, Physical Aggression, Hostile Affect,…
Descriptors: Adults, Rating Scales, Aggression, Intellectual Disability
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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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Brown, Julie F.; Hamilton-Mason, Johnnie; Maramaldi, Peter; Barnhill, L. Jarrett – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
The perspectives of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) about family relationships are underrepresented in the literature. The topic of family relationships emerged in a grounded theory exploratory focus group study that involved thirty dually diagnosed participants with moderate or mild intellectual disabilities and histories of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Behavior Problems, Family Relationship, Grounded Theory
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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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Robinson, Merideth; Neece, Cameron L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Studies have found that low marital satisfaction, parenting stress, and child behavior problems are linked in families of children with developmental delays (DD). However, previous investigations examining the relationships between parenting stress, child behavior problems, and marital satisfaction rarely examine the interrelationships of these…
Descriptors: Marital Satisfaction, Stress Variables, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems
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