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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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Pouls, Claudia; Jeandarme, Inge – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Research on risk assessment and risk management in offenders with intellectual disabilities (OIDs), although far behind compared to the mainstream offender literature, is now expanding. The current review provides an overview of the predictive value of risk assessment and treatment outcome monitoring tools developed for both mainstream forensic…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Intellectual Disability, Criminals
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Berryessa, Colleen M.; Milner, Lauren C.; Garrison, Nanibaa' A.; Cho, Mildred K. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
During a trial involving an offender with a mental disorder, jurors are often required to evaluate information on the disorder and its characteristics. This evaluation relies on how jurors understand and synthesize psychiatric and other evidence on the disorder and this information's impact on the case, an offender's culpability, and the rendered…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Criminals
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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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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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Hepburn, Susan L.; Stern, Jessica A.; Blakeley-Smith, Audrey; Kimel, Lila K.; Reaven, Judith A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
This descriptive study examines the complexity of psychiatric comorbidity in treatment-seeking youth with ASD and anxiety symptoms. Forty-two parents of youth with ASD and anxiety (ages 8-14) completed a structured diagnostic interview (Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime Version). Youth…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Comorbidity, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Stinson, Jill Diane; Robbins, Sharon Bradford – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Prior research examining persons with intellectual disabilities who have committed criminal offenses has focused primarily on correctional populations, or those who reside in secure forensic settings in the United Kingdom and Australia. This study describes 235 persons with intellectual, developmental, and cognitive disabilities who reside in a…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Criminals, Mild Mental Retardation, Placement
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Morrissey, Catrin; Taylor, Jon – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Therapeutic community treatment models have not previously been applied to forensic patients with mild intellectual disabilities (IDs) with a comorbid diagnosis of personality disorder. Thirteen patients with mild IDs were allocated to a unit within a high secure psychiatric service operating a model of treatment based on the principles and…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Schemata (Cognition), Psychopathology, Outcomes of Treatment
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Jacola, Lisa M.; Hickey, Francis; Howe, Steven R.; Esbensen, Anna; Shear, Paula K. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Adolescents with Down syndrome can demonstrate increased behavior problems as compared with typical peers. Few studies have explored whether behavior impacts adaptive functioning. Caregiver report from the Behavioral Assessment System for Children, 2nd Edition (BASC-2; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2004) and the Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL;…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Down Syndrome, Intervention, Attention Control
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Pandolfi, Vincent; Magyar, Caroline I.; Norris, Megan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present with emotional problems such as anxiety and depression (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). A recent study of the "Child Behavior Checklist 6-18" (CBCL; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001) indicated good sensitivity but relatively low specificity for identifying emotional problems…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Neal, Daniene; Matson, Johnny L.; Hattier, Megan A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Observation for Children (ASD-OC) is a 45-item observation scale used to assess autistic symptomatology. The reliability of this measure has been established in previous research; therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate its validity among a sample of children (1-15 years). The large correlation between the…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Observation, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mandelberg, Josh; Laugeson, Elizabeth Ann; Cunningham, Tina D.; Ellingsen, Ruth; Bates, Shannon; Frankel, Fred – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Social deficits are a hallmark characteristic among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), yet few evidence-based interventions exist aimed at improving social skills for this population, and none have examined the maintenance of treatment gains years after the intervention has ended. This study examines the durability of the Program…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence
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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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