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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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SILVA, Dhiordan Cardoso da; BOFF, Raquel de Melo; WENDLING, Maria Isabel  and  OLIVEIRA, Margareth da Silva. Symptons internalizing, externalizing and interpersonal relations teenagers in treatment for addictions. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.3, pp. 816-830. ISSN 1808-4281.

Drug use in adolescence produces significant psychological impact, behavioral and interpersonal styles of the individual. This study aimed to examine and describe these aspects through the instrument Young Self Report (YSR), a semi-structured clinical interview and a focus group session with five teenagers hospitalized for drug addiction. The speech of the participants was analyzed by the Bardin Content Analysis, thematic modality and clinical symptomatology examined by YSR. The content of the group obtained final six categories: interpersonal skills, interpersonal difficulties, emotional, physical, school environment and family atmosphere. The results showed important characteristics in the adaptive operation which facilitates relations and medical problems which may be associated with less adaptive styles. This study highlights the importance of assessing the individual elements involved in drug addiction and therapeutic, as well as suggest intervention models that meet these demands.

Keywords : adolescent; substance-related disorders; psychological aspects; interpersonal relations.

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