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Identification and evaluation of abused children at Imam Hossein hospital

Arabghol, F. and Derakhshanpour, F. and Ashtiyani, R.D. and Chimeh, N. and Panaghi, L. (2016) Identification and evaluation of abused children at Imam Hossein hospital. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction, 5 (1).

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Background: Child abuse is a phenomenon that confronts the child, family, and society with irretrievable physical and mental injuries, and its negative effects continue until adulthood. Objectives: The present study was conducted to identify and evaluate cases of abused children at a medical center. Patients and Methods: This is a descriptive-analytic study. The subjects were all children and adolescents who were referred to Imam Hussein hospital within 6 months due to physical or psychiatric reasons and were diagnosed with child abuse and neglect by a child and adolescent psychiatrist. The number of these children was 73. Children and their parents were assessed by schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia (SADS), Kiddie-SADS, and child abuse and demographic questionnaires. The statistical methods of mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the data. Results: 56 cases (76) were physically abused, 53 cases (72.6) were emotionally abused, and 3 cases (12.3) were neglected. The most common psychiatric disorder in abused children was ADHD (65.8). The next most common were oppositional defiant disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder, and enuresis. About 80 of the abused children had at least one psychiatric disorder. The most common psychiatric disorders in mothers were general anxiety disorder (34.8) and depression (33.3), and in fathers, it was substance abuse (19.7). Conclusions: Child abuse is a common phenomenon that relates to psychiatric disorders in the abused child or abuser parents. It seems that on-time identification and appropriate interventions can prevent further negative consequences for the child, family, and society. © 2016, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences.

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Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 05:36
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 05:36
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4924

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