Early detection of depression and associated risk factors in adults with mild/moderate intellectual disability

McGillivray, Jane and McCabe, Marita 2007, Early detection of depression and associated risk factors in adults with mild/moderate intellectual disability, Research in developmental disabilities, vol. 28, no. 1, January - February, pp. 59-70.


Title Early detection of depression and associated risk factors in adults with mild/moderate intellectual disability
Author(s) McGillivray, Jane
McCabe, Marita
Journal name Research in developmental disabilities
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Season January - February
Start page 59
End page 70
Publisher Pergamon -Elsevier Ltd
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0891-4222
1873-3379
Keyword(s) intellectual disability (ID)
Beck depression inventory (BDI)
depression
risk factors
Summary The aim of this study was to determine the presentation and risk factors for depression in adults with mild/moderate intellectual disability (ID). A sample of 151 adults (83 males and 68 females) participated in a semi-structured interview. According to results on the Beck Depression Inventory II, 39.1% of participants evinced symptoms of depression (2 severe, 14 moderate, and 43 mild). Sadness, self-criticism, loss of energy, crying, and tiredness appeared to be the most frequent indicators of depression or risk for depression. A significant difference was found between individuals with and without symptoms of depression on levels of automatic negative thoughts, downward social comparison and self-esteem. Automatic negative thoughts, quality and frequency of social support, self-esteem, and disruptive life events significantly predicted depression scores in people with mild/moderate ID, accounting for 58.1% of the variance.

Notes Available online 6 March
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2007
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007595

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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