Mental health issues among family members of children with mental disability

Aili Hanim Hashim, Manveen Kaur, Norharlina Bahar, Wan Salwina Wan Ismail

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Abstract

Parenting children with intellectual disabilities is challenging. Many of these children are misunderstood, while parents are often blamed for the difficulties. The reality is that parents of such children are themselves unable to understand the nature of their child's difficulties, what more to cope with the child. The child's difficulties pose challenge for the parents and siblings, and many parents struggle. The chapter will discuss types of problems faced by the children with mental disability, their parents and siblings, including the possible impact on mental health of the family. The chapter will as well discuss the impact of mental health difficulties in parents and its impact on their parenting. The chapter hopes to highlight the need to recognize parents who are struggling, what should professionals looked for in their assessment of families with children with intellectual disabilities. Identifying families who are struggling is important as the family environment has an impact on functioning and, consequently, service needs of the child.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
PublisherIGI Global
Pages491-519
Number of pages29
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781522507789
ISBN (Print)1522507787, 9781522507789
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2016

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Hope

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Hashim, A. H., Kaur, M., Bahar, N., & Wan Ismail, W. S. (2016). Mental health issues among family members of children with mental disability. In Gaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice (Vol. 2, pp. 491-519). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0778-9.ch023

Mental health issues among family members of children with mental disability. / Hashim, Aili Hanim; Kaur, Manveen; Bahar, Norharlina; Wan Ismail, Wan Salwina.

Gaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice. Vol. 2 IGI Global, 2016. p. 491-519.

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Hashim, AH, Kaur, M, Bahar, N & Wan Ismail, WS 2016, Mental health issues among family members of children with mental disability. in Gaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice. vol. 2, IGI Global, pp. 491-519. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0778-9.ch023
Hashim AH, Kaur M, Bahar N, Wan Ismail WS. Mental health issues among family members of children with mental disability. In Gaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice. Vol. 2. IGI Global. 2016. p. 491-519 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0778-9.ch023
Hashim, Aili Hanim ; Kaur, Manveen ; Bahar, Norharlina ; Wan Ismail, Wan Salwina. / Mental health issues among family members of children with mental disability. Gaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice. Vol. 2 IGI Global, 2016. pp. 491-519
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