The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2011 , Vol 53 , Num 3
Psychiatric Symptoms of Adolescents Reared in An Orphanage in Ankara
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey Kanbur N, Tüzün Z, Derman O. Psychiatric symptoms of adolescents reared in an orphanage in Ankara. Turk J Pediatr 2011; 53: 281-284.

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. Keywords : adolescent, orphanage, psychiatric symptoms, Brief Symptom Inventory.

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