Psychiatric symptoms of adolescents reared in an orphanage in Ankara


KANBUR N. , TÜZÜN Z. , DERMAN O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.53, no.3, pp.281-284, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-284

Abstract

This study compared male adolescents in an orphanage with adolescents raised by their families in terms of psychiatric symptoms, using the Brief Symptom Inventory. Anxiety, depression, negative self, hostility, and Global Severity Index points were significantly higher in adolescents in the orphanage, although they did not reach pathological levels except with respect to hostility. Adolescents reared in orphanages scored high points for hostility, reaching pathological levels.