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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Psychological vulnerability among adolescent offspring of parents with mental illness


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Author Details : Rani Srivastava*, Alka Sabharwal, Sadanandan Unni, Parul Gairola, Anita Tyagi

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 113-118


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Abstract

Introduction: It is important that mental health and social services support are rendered for the parent and to their children both who have mental health problem. Researches have shown that some children of parents with a severe and enduring mental illness experience greater levels of emotional, psychological and behavioural problems than children and young people in the rest of the population apart from genetic factors are known causes of mental illness.
Aims and Objectives: Keeping this idea in mind this study has been conducted to screen out the psychological disturbances among adolescent offspring of parents with mental illness & adolescent offspring of parent with normal health.
Materials and Methods: This study a cross sectional, prospective & comparative study. Sample- 58 Subjects of study were adolescent offspring belonging to the age between 15-18 years. Test Measures: GHQ, BPRS, SSCT, AISS & SASS.
Results & Discussions: The results have screened out significant psychological disturbances like; psychiatric complaints, interpersonal disturbances in & outside family, adjustment issues & problems in their attitudes among the adolescent offspring of psychologically disturbed parent (Study) in comparison to the adolescent offspring of parents with normal well-being (control).
Conclusion and Recommendation: The results have shown significant problem among the offspring of psychologically disturbed parent (study) in comparison to the adolescent offspring of parents with normal well-being (control). Findings are very encouraging for every professional in this particular area & for society as a whole.

Keywords: Personality, Psychological Vulnerability, Interpersonal relations, Attitude & adolescent offspring.

 

Doi : 10.18231/j.sujhs.2019.024

How to cite : Srivastava R , Sabharwal A, Unni S, Gairola P, Tyagi A, Psychological vulnerability among adolescent offspring of parents with mental illness. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2019;5(2):113-118

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