Mental health problems in adults with Williams Syndrome
Stinton, Chris, Elison, Sarah and Howlin, Patricia. (2010) Mental health problems in adults with Williams Syndrome. AJIDD- American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities , Vol.115 (No.1). pp. 3-18. ISSN 1944-7515Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/1944-7558-115.1.3
Although many researchers have investigated emotional and behavioral difficulties in individuals with Williams syndrome, few have used standardized diagnostic assessments. We examined mental health problems in 92 adults with Williams syndrome using the Psychiatric Assessment Schedule for Adults with Developmental Disabilities-PAS-ADD (Moss, Goldberg, et al., 1996). Factors potentially associated with mental health problems were also explored. The PAS-ADD identified mental health problems in 24% of the sample. The most common were anxiety (16.5%) and specific phobias (12%). Other diagnoses included depression, agoraphobia, and social phobia. No association was found between the presence of mental health problems and either individual (e.g., age, IQ, language level) or external (life events) variables.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Williams syndrome -- Patients -- Mental health, Mental illness|
|Journal or Publication Title:||AJIDD- American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
|Publisher:||American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 3-18|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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