Volume 20 No 12 (2022)
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Behavioral and emotional problems among school adolescents in Minia district, Minia, Egypt: Epidemiological study
Chrestina Monir Fekry, Eman Mohamed Mahfouz, Nashwa Nabil Kamal, Tarek Ahmed Abd-el Rahman, Ebtesam Esmail Hassan
Abstract
Adolescence is unique stage of human development between childhood and adulthood, where they experience rapid physical, cognitive and psychosocial growth with decreased levels of self-control and increased levels of sensitivity exhibited by them. It is an important time for laying the foundations of good health. Adolescence is a turbulent time charged with conflict and mood swings which is considered to be the peak age of developing psychological problems. So, screening for emotional and behavioral problems among adolescents became of significant importance as Today’s teenagers (adolescents) are unquestionably subject to high expectations and demands with significant increase in anxiety. The present study aimed at determining the prevalence and pattern of behavioral & mental health problems and associated sociodemographic factors
Keywords
Adolescents, mental health, total difficulty score, prevalence
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