Volume 21, Number 86 (Feb 2012)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2012, 21(86): 94-99 | Back to browse issues page


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Mousavi S M, Ahmadi M. A Comparative Survey on Children Behavior Problems from Obsessive Compulsive and Healthy Mothers. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2012; 21 (86) :94-99
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-1047-en.html

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Background and purpose: The prevalence of behavioral problems in children with mentally ill parents is higher than children with healthy parents. This study focused on the effects of mothers’ obsessive-compulsive disorder on children’s behaviors. Materials and methods: In this case control study, 50 children aged 6-11 years from obsessive-compulsive mothers referred to Bandar Abbas psychiatric centre were compared with 50 children with mentally healthy mothers at the same age based on Achenbach child behavior questionnaire. Results: Somatic complaints, anxiety and depression, social problems, externalization and internalization scores, were meaningfully higher in case group. No significant differences in isolation, attention problems, thought problems, antisocial behaviors were seen in either group. Conclusion: behavioral problems in children from obsessive-compulsive mothers are more common, compared with children from healthy mothers. Child psychological counseling and psychiatric management are required along with mothers’ treatment.
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