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1354 – Type Of Traumatic Experience And Depression In Adolescents

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 April 2020

M. Burgic Radmanovic
Affiliation:
University Clinical Center Banjaluka
S. Burgic
Affiliation:
Medical Faculty, Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Abstract

Introduction

There is a growing body of epidemiologic evidence that psychosocial factors are linked to depression.

Objective

Relations between presence of depression and traumatic experiences in adolescent’s anamnesis are presented in this research study in which 536 adolescents aged 15 to 18 years took part.

Aims

Identification connection type of traumatic experiences and depression in adolescent.

Methods

By using BDI and RADS is found that 12 -18% of adolescents confirm clinical level of depression sypmptoms. On LSCL-R questionary 415 adolescents (77,4%) had stress life events. The most of them had death of close person, catastrophe, or had been witness of catastrophe or severe accident, while small number of them had had severe accident, or were witness of violence in family, experienced divorce of parents, emotional, physical and sexsual abuse, severe financial difficultys etc.

Results

There is strong connection between type of trauma and depression.

Conclusion

The deepest depression of adolescence was caused by physical and sexsual abuse, death and illness of family member, violence, conflicts and heavy disagreement in family. It is important to seek and discover adolescents who are under the influence of various stress factors, because it decreases risk of developing depression disorders. Support and help of family members defend adolescent of depressive answers on various traumatic experiences.

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