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Type and Intensity of Negative Life Events Are Associated With Depression in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities.

Authors
  • Hove, Oddbjørn1
  • Assmus, Jörg1
  • Havik, Odd E1
  • 1 Oddbjørn Hove, Department of Research and Innovation, Helse Fonna HF, and Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway; Jörg Assmus, Center for Clinical Research, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway; and Odd E. Havik, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway. , (Norway)
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2016
Volume
121
Issue
5
Pages
419–431
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1352/1944-7558-121.5.419
PMID: 27611352
Source
Medline
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Abstract

This study investigated the associations between types and intensity of life events and symptoms of depression among adults with intellectual disabilities. A community sample (N = 593) was screened for current depression and exposure to life events (i.e., loss, illness, change, and bullying) during the previous 12 months. Symptoms of depression were measured using the Psychopathology Checklists for Adults With Intellectual Disabilities. Exposure to three of the four types of life events studied (loss, illness, and bullying) and the intensity of the events were associated with depression, particularly in the cases of loss of relatives and bullying. Quality of care moderated the association between bullying and depression and may buffer the adverse consequences of bullying.

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