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Tavakolifard M, Bakhtiari M, Hatami H. A Comparison of Depression between Adolescents with Addicted Parent and Non-Addicted Parents. Research in Medicine. 2016; 40 (2) :64-67
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-1490-en.html
MD-MPH-PhD Student of Addiction studies , drmtavakolimd@yahoo.com
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Background & Aim: One of the risk factors for adolescent psychopathology is "family factors" that includes the poor relation of parent-child and family addiction. The purpose of this study was to compare depression level among 12-19 year old adolescents with addicted parent and non-addicted parents.

Materials & Methods: The method of this study was historical cohort and 134 adolescents of the age 12-19 years old with addicted parents who admitted in therapeutic centers in Rasht in 1390 and 134 adolescents with non-addicted parents that were matched in terms of age, sex, education and economic status, were selected by available sampling. Then DASS-42 and demographics and substance abuse questionnaires were administered among both groups. SPSS-16, the independent T-test and regression analysis were used for data analysis.

Results: The results showed that there were significant differences between the mean score of depression among two groups(P<0.05). Regression analysis also demonstrated that there was a direct positive correlation between the age of adolescents and their depression scores (P<0.05). In addition there was a direct positive correlation between adolescents depression scores and the duration of addiction in their parents(P<0.05). The number of adolescents with addicted parent who have depression was greater than adolescents with non-addicted parents and depression severity was greater in the case group.

Conclusions: Parents' addiction has an important role in depression of their adolescents. Therefore the child and adolescent mental health improvement programs, coping skills training can be an effective step towards the development of mental health.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2015/10/3 | Accepted: 2016/06/14 | Published: 2016/10/11

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