The relationship between challenging behaviour and anxiety in adults with intellectual disabilities: A literature review

A. C. Pruijssers, B. van Meijel, M. Maaskant, W. Nijssen, T. van Achterberg

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

Background: Anxiety and challenging behaviour (CB) often occur simultaneously in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Understanding the associations between anxiety and CB may contribute to more accurate diagnoses and management of both anxiety and CB in this population. Aims: To examine the relationship between anxiety and CB. Methods: A literature review covering the period from January 2000 to January 2012. Results: Seven studies about the relationship between psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, and CB were identified. These studies confirm the relationship between anxiety and CB in people with ID, although the precise nature of this relationship remains unclear. Conclusions: The study points toward the existence of a moderate association between anxiety and CB. Further research is needed to clarify the complex nature of the association between anxiety and CB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-171
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014

Cite this

@article{de2139975f6f4ff9902370b547d8848c,
title = "The relationship between challenging behaviour and anxiety in adults with intellectual disabilities: A literature review",
abstract = "Background: Anxiety and challenging behaviour (CB) often occur simultaneously in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Understanding the associations between anxiety and CB may contribute to more accurate diagnoses and management of both anxiety and CB in this population. Aims: To examine the relationship between anxiety and CB. Methods: A literature review covering the period from January 2000 to January 2012. Results: Seven studies about the relationship between psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, and CB were identified. These studies confirm the relationship between anxiety and CB in people with ID, although the precise nature of this relationship remains unclear. Conclusions: The study points toward the existence of a moderate association between anxiety and CB. Further research is needed to clarify the complex nature of the association between anxiety and CB.",
keywords = "Anxiety, Challenging behaviour, Intellectual disabilities",
author = "Pruijssers, {A. C.} and {van Meijel}, B. and M. Maaskant and W. Nijssen and {van Achterberg}, T.",
year = "2014",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/jir.12012",
language = "English",
volume = "58",
pages = "162--171",
journal = "Journal of Intellectual Disability Research",
issn = "0964-2633",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "2",

}

The relationship between challenging behaviour and anxiety in adults with intellectual disabilities : A literature review. / Pruijssers, A. C.; van Meijel, B.; Maaskant, M.; Nijssen, W.; van Achterberg, T.

In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Vol. 58, No. 2, 01.02.2014, p. 162-171.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - The relationship between challenging behaviour and anxiety in adults with intellectual disabilities

T2 - A literature review

AU - Pruijssers, A. C.

AU - van Meijel, B.

AU - Maaskant, M.

AU - Nijssen, W.

AU - van Achterberg, T.

PY - 2014/2/1

Y1 - 2014/2/1

N2 - Background: Anxiety and challenging behaviour (CB) often occur simultaneously in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Understanding the associations between anxiety and CB may contribute to more accurate diagnoses and management of both anxiety and CB in this population. Aims: To examine the relationship between anxiety and CB. Methods: A literature review covering the period from January 2000 to January 2012. Results: Seven studies about the relationship between psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, and CB were identified. These studies confirm the relationship between anxiety and CB in people with ID, although the precise nature of this relationship remains unclear. Conclusions: The study points toward the existence of a moderate association between anxiety and CB. Further research is needed to clarify the complex nature of the association between anxiety and CB.

AB - Background: Anxiety and challenging behaviour (CB) often occur simultaneously in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Understanding the associations between anxiety and CB may contribute to more accurate diagnoses and management of both anxiety and CB in this population. Aims: To examine the relationship between anxiety and CB. Methods: A literature review covering the period from January 2000 to January 2012. Results: Seven studies about the relationship between psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, and CB were identified. These studies confirm the relationship between anxiety and CB in people with ID, although the precise nature of this relationship remains unclear. Conclusions: The study points toward the existence of a moderate association between anxiety and CB. Further research is needed to clarify the complex nature of the association between anxiety and CB.

KW - Anxiety

KW - Challenging behaviour

KW - Intellectual disabilities

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84890554369&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/jir.12012

DO - 10.1111/jir.12012

M3 - Article

VL - 58

SP - 162

EP - 171

JO - Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

JF - Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

SN - 0964-2633

IS - 2

ER -