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The stress of caring among parents of children with psychiatric disorders and mental retardation.

Authors: Ayub M, Nazir Z

Year: 2001

Source: Medical Forum Monthly 12(3):5-7.

Abstract: This paper focuses on the psychological problems faced by parents of children who have psychiatric disturbances. A prospective study of parents who bring their children to the Psychiatry department of the Mayo Hospital reveals that 44% of the parents had anxiety related problems and 24% had depression. It has been suggested that the children's disturbance may be a consequence of the parent's problems and that the parents of these children need further attention and care. (CIRRIE Abstract)

Institution: Dept. of Child/family Psychiatry, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

Language: English

Subject headings: Abstracts, Child care, Children, Intellectual disabilities, Mental stress, Parents, Physical stress, Psychiatric disabilities

Geographic areas: Pakistan, South Asia

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