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Tan, Xi; Marshall, Vincent D.; Balkrishnan, Rajesh; Patel, Isha; Chang, Jongwha; Erickson, Steven R. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Psychotropic medications are a common treatment for mental illness in people with developmental disabilities. Medication adherence is a critical determinant of the effectiveness of psychotropic drugs, but psychotropic medication adherence research specific to this population remains limited. This retrospective study analyzed Marketscan®…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Mental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Social Services
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Baker, Bruce L.; Blacher, Jan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Dual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and behavior problems and/or mental disorders has become increasingly recognized and studied. Reported rates in samples of mixed-age youth with ASD are often above 70%, making this comorbidity more the rule than the exception. The present study compared rates of disruptive behavior disorder…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Hutchison, Marnie; Pei, Jacqueline; Leung, Wing Sze Wence; Mackenzie, Michelle; Hicks, Melanie D.; Thurm, Audrey E.; Han, Joan C.; Haqq, Andrea M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
We investigated executive functioning in 25 children and adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) on the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). Significant deficits emerged, with mean scores on all but two scales reaching levels of clinical significance (T score = 65). Older children tended to have higher scores than younger…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Children, Adolescents, Behavior Rating Scales
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Feldman, Benjamin H.; Dimitropoulos, Anastasia – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) are at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including socialization problems. The PWS chromosome 15q11-13 maternal uniparental disomy (mUPD) subtype displays greater ASD symptoms than the paternal deletion (DEL) subtype. Since interpreting faces leads to successful socialization, we compared face…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Genetic Disorders, Mental Retardation
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Cromartie, R. Samuel; Flood, William A.; Luiselli, James K. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
This case report concerns a woman with intellectual disability, schizoaffective disorder, and avoidance and refusal of having her blood drawn. She required but refused blood draws to properly monitor the therapeutic dose of a necessary psychotropic medication. During intervention at a community-based habilitation setting and under simulated…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Females, Mental Retardation, Schizophrenia
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Holloway, Susan D.; Domínguez-Pareto, Irenka; Cohen, Shana R.; Kuppermann, Miriam – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Previous studies indicate that families construct daily routines that enable the household to function smoothly and promote family quality of life. However, we know little about how activities are distributed between parents caring for a child with an intellectual disability (ID), particularly in Latino families. To address this gap, we…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Mental Retardation, Family Environment, Interviews
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Straccia, Claudio; Baggio, Stéphanie; Barisnikov, Koviljka – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Little is known about the behavioral characteristics of adults with Down syndrome (DS) without dementia. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the psychopathology and social behavior among adults with DS compared to adults with nonspecific intellectual disability (NSID). Thirty-four adults with DS were individually matched with 34…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Behavior Problems, Interpersonal Competence, Social Behavior
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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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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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