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Braatveit, Kirsten J.; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Hove, Oddbjørn – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: There is reason to believe that many individuals with substance use disorders (SUD), who are in contact with services, have an undiagnosed intellectual disability. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of intellectual and borderline intellectual disabilities (ID/BID) among inpatients with SUD and to further…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Severe Intellectual Disability, Intellectual Disability, Incidence
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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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VanDerNagel, Joanne E. L.; van Duijvenbode, Neomi; Ruedrich, Stephen; Ayu, Astri P.; Schellekens, Arnt F. A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: Substance use disorders (SUD) are common among individuals with intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD). The quality of care individuals with these conditions receive can be affected by perceptions and attributions of SUD among clinicians, professional caregivers, and family members. The aim of this study was to explore such…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Substance Abuse, Caregivers
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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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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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Benninger, Tara L.; Witwer, Andrea N. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Parents and their children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are under significant amounts of stress (Lecavalier, Leone & Wiltz, 2006). When stress escalates to crisis, some children with IDD are admitted to the emergency department or an inpatient unit. While existing measures evaluate stress over time, we…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Stress Variables, Measurement Techniques
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Wright, Michelle F. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the mitigating effect of perceived social support from parents, teachers, and friends on the association between cyber victimization and depression, accessed one year later. Adolescents (n = 131; 13-15 years old; 73% male) with intellectual and developmental disabilities completed questionnaires on their…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Victims, Depression (Psychology)
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Werner, Shirli; Araten-Bergman, Tal – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: People with disabilities often identify professionals' stigmatic views as significant barriers to accessing mainstream services. This study aimed to examine differences in stigmatic attitudes held by social workers toward individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), mental illness (MI), or dual diagnosis (DD) of ID and MI.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Social Bias, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Social Work
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McHugh, Meaghan C.; Howard, Donna E. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Bullying affects approximately 40% of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Cyberbullying, a type of bullying facilitated by electronic devices, may be particularly worrisome for parents of children with IDD as constant monitoring is difficult. In this study, ten parents of Special Olympics Maryland athletes completed…
Descriptors: Friendship, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Intellectual Disability
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Parent, Veronique; Birtwell, Kirstin B.; Lambright, Nathan; DuBard, Melanie – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
This article presents an individual intervention combining cognitive-behavioral and behavior-analytic approaches to target severe emotion dysregulation in verbal youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) concurrent with intellectual disability (ID). The article focuses on two specific individuals who received the treatment within a therapeutic…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Emotional Disturbances, Autism
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van Duijvenbode, Neomi; Didden, Robert; Korzilius, Hubert P. L. M.; Engels, Rutger C. M. E. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Background: Problematic alcohol use is characterized by disrupted associative processing of environmental clues, where problematic drinkers interpret ambiguous, alcohol-relevant clues in an alcohol-related way. The present study examined the strength of this interpretation bias in a large sample (N = 230) of light and problematic drinkers with and…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Environmental Influences, Mild Intellectual Disability
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Jirikowic, Tracy; Chen, Maida; Nash, Jennifer; Gendler, Beth; Olson, Heather Carmichael – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Introduction: This article examines regulatory behaviors and physiological stress reactivity among 6-15 month-old infants with moderate to heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), a group at very high risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and self-regulation impairments, compared to low risk infants with no/low exposure. Participants: Eighteen…
Descriptors: Infants, At Risk Persons, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Infant Behavior
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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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Fung, Stephanie; Lunsky, Yona; Weiss, Jonathan A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of mental health problems, with depression being one of the most common presenting issues. The current study used a diathesis-stress model to investigate stressors (parent distress and negative life events [NLE]) and vulnerabilities (youth age and intellectual functioning) as…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, At Risk Persons, Comorbidity
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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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