This posting briefly selects a health psychology topic that aligns with personal and professional goals.
Incorporate a minimum of 10 outside scholarly resources including, but are not limited to, scholarly peer-reviewed journals, books, and websites.
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Outline for the Synthesis Essay
I. Introduction: Capture the reader's attention and use data from this reputable source: Robertson, B. (2011). The adaptation and application of mindfulness-based psychotherapeutic practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Advances In Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, 5(5), 46-52 7p.
A. Problem statement and quote: According to the National Association for Dual Diagnosis, 30-35% of individuals with intellectual disabilities in America have mental health disorders, nearly three times that of the general population, which often manifest in maladaptive behaviors such as physical and/or verbal aggression, property damage, and self-injury (46).
B. Proposed Solution: To combat these risks, experts recommend mindfulness-based psychotherapy as a cost effective and successful intervention for this population and their caregivers.
C. Validation of Solution: In brief, the article explains how this intervention employs "self-regulative practices to enhance affect tolerance, affect regulation, attention, and relaxation. Research indicates these practices are highly effective in the management of anxiety, depression, anger, and stress, and are associated with beneficial neurophysiological and physiological changes including alterations in cortical and subcortical brain regions, decreased cortisol levels, and reduced blood pressure, heart and respiration rate" (46).
D. Rationale: Sine this population is the most at risk for developing anxiety and mood disorders and most likely to experience difficulty with self-regulation, anger, and stress management challenges, mindfulness is a valid approach.
II. Hypothesis: Based on the unique behavioral and psychological challenges faced by individuals with intellectual disabilities, mindfulness-based ...
1000 words of references and notes summarize how individuals with intellectual disabilities can benefit from mindfulness-based psychotherapy to decrease anxiety, negative moods, aggression, etc.