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Anger level and depression relation in children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder

Canan İnce, Sema Kandil.


Objective: In this study, we examined sociodemographic characteristics and distribution of comorbid psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents diagnosing OCD, anger level and its association with comorbid disorders. Methods: Sample of this study is formed by 11-18 aged children and adolescents, made an application to Karadeniz Technical University, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Diseases Policlinic, which are diagnosed OCD according to DSM-5 whom intelligence level is normally detected. The control group, selected from the community with non-randomly, is composed of 50 children and adolescents, matched for age, and gender group with OCD and had no physical and mental chronic disease. Sociodemographic characteristics was detected using Semi-Struc-tured Interview Form, comorbid disorders was determined to predicating the DSM-5 criteria. The Child Depression Inventory, The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders, Yale-Brown Obsessive and Compulsive Scale for Children’, Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory and Anger Scale are given child and adolescents. WISC-R or Stanford Binet tests were applied. Results: In OCD group the most common comorbid disorder was anxiety disorder (72%), the second was depressive disorder (32%), which accompanied the tiger to 8% of patients. Depres-sive disorders and anxiety disorders were most frequently in OCD group than the control group. In OCD group OCD severity scores and anger in scores, trait anger scores and anger in and out scores, anger in scores and anger out scores were positively correlated and trait anger and anger control scores, anger out and anger control scores were negatively correlated. Yale Brown OCD severity scores, depression and anxiety scores, depression scores, and anxiety scores were positively correlated. Discussion: OCD severity scores was associated with anger level scores and anxiety and depression scores in cases.

Key words: obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anger, child, adolescent

Article Language: Turkish English

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