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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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Tomlinson, Samantha; Hewitt, Olivia – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Research addressing people with intellectual disabilities' experiences of mental health problems has mainly focused on the perspectives of family members or professionals, or has been driven by service evaluation. Few studies have sought the views of people with intellectual disabilities about their own mental health experiences. This study…
Descriptors: Adults, Mild Intellectual Disability, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Whittle, Erin Louise; Fisher, Karen R.; Reppermund, Simone; Lenroot, Rhoshel; Trollor, Julian – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: It is well established that people with an intellectual disability have high rates of mental health problems, yet rates of uptake of services do not match need. Aim: To identify the current literature pertaining to the barriers and facilitators to access to mental health services for people with an intellectual disability. Method: A…
Descriptors: Barriers, Performance Factors, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs
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Scott, Haleigh M.; Havercamp, Susan M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Mental illness, and its assessment and treatment, is a concern for caregivers and professionals working with people with intellectual disability (ID), as well as a cause of distress and disability for people with ID. Research in this area is hindered by difficulties associated with recognizing symptoms of mental illness and tracking their changes.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mental Health, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Intellectual Disability
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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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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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Spassiani, Natasha; Abou Chacra, Megan Sarah; Lunsky, Yona – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) are high users of emergency mental health services and can experience stigmatization in these circumstances. The purpose of the study was to examine the experiences of people with ID living in the community who interact with emergency services as a result of a psychiatric crisis, from the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Psychiatry, Psychological Patterns, Mental Health
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Wagemaker, Eline; Dekkers, Tycho J.; Agelink van Rentergem, Joost A.; Volkers, Karin M.; Huizenga, Hilde M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: The evidence base for psychological treatments for autism and mood disorders in people with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities (ID) is limited. Recent promising robot-based innovations in mental health care suggest that robot-based animal assisted therapy (AAT) could be useful to improve social skills and mood in people with…
Descriptors: Adults, Robotics, Mental Health, Health Services
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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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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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Battaglia, Maurizio; Detrick, Susan; Fernandez, Anna – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
In California, individuals with autism and co-occurring mental disorders, and their families, face two serious barriers when attempting to access the mental health services they need. The first is that the State Mental Health Specialty Service guidelines specifically exclude autism as a qualifying primary diagnosis for eligibility for mental…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Disorders
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Scott, Haleigh; Havercamp, Susan M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
People with intellectual disability (ID) were once considered immune to developing psychopathology, including affective disorders such as depression. Now research has shown that people with ID do suffer from depression, and the focus is on understanding how to best diagnose and provide treatment. Research has come a long way in adapting the…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Comorbidity, Clinical Diagnosis, Severe Intellectual Disability
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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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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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