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ROMARO, Rita Aparecida  and  OLIVEIRA, Patricia Evangelista C. Leal. Complaints identified in separated adults attended in a psychology school-clinic. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.4, pp. 780-793. ISSN 1414-9893.

The research had the aim to characterize separated adults who were attended in a school-clinic of São Paulo, between 1996 and 2000, according to their gender, age group, educational level, types of complaints, prescription and adhesion to treatment. It was carried out through a retrospective descriptive documental methodology, by consulting the clinical files. Among the 28 patients examined in the period, the predominance was female (78,5% ), with a group age between 31 and 35 years old (28,5%) and completed high school level (25%), prescribed by a psychologist or a Psychology student (35.7%). There were 86 complaints listed with the predominance of anxiety, insecurity, fear (42,8%) and depression (32,1%). The separation was referred to as part of the clinical history in 60,7% of the cases; the prescription of short term psychotherapy occurred in 75% of the cases and 63% of the cases were concluded. The main implication of this paper refers to the lack of research that specifies the complaints of separated or divorced persons.

Keywords : Client characterization; Divorce; Conjugal separation; Crisis; Complaints.

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