Los acontecimientos vitales estresantes, la sintomatología y la adaptación en la infancia: estudio comparativo con pacientes de salud mental y escolares

  1. Mayelin Rey Bruguera 1
  2. Isabel Calonge Romano 2
  3. María Rosario Martínez Arias 2
  1. 1 Centro de Salud Mental de Ciudad Lineal
  2. 2 Univ. Complutense de Madrid
Clínica y salud: Investigación Empírica en Psicología

ISSN: 1130-5274

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 123-129

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.CLYSA.2017.05.005 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This paper studied the relationship between stressful life events (SLE) and psychological symptoms (externalizing and internalizing symptomatology) and school and family adaptation in childhood. Participants were 552, 53.4% boys and 46.6% girls, aged between 10-12 years. Patients receiving treatment in mental health services and a community group were compared. At least one SLE in the past two years is experienced by 88.2% of children. SLE were significantly higher in the clinical group than in the community group. SLE are related to the increased presence of symptoms and lower levels of adaptation. The association between family SLE and hyperactivity symptoms is stronger in the clinical group than in the community group. Having experienced SLE and being a patient predict both symptomatology and adaptation.

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