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||Davies, L. E., & Oliver, C. (2014). The purported association between depression, aggression, and self-injury in people with intellectual disability: A critical review of the literature. American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities, 119(5), 452-471.
||aggression, challenging behavior, depression, intellectual disability, self-injury
||The aim of this review is to evaluate research reporting on the correlation between challenging behavior, specifically aggression and self-injury, and depression, in people with an intellectual disability. The authors see this as a first step toward evaluating whether challenging behaviors might be considered as depressive equivalent symptoms. They find that the associations between depression and aggression, and depression and self-injury, are equivocal and that the results of existing studies are open to validity threats. Thus, more sophisticated research of the association is warranted.
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