Depression and anxiety among parents having child or more with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd)

Families of children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be indirectly affected by the disorder; parent-reported impact on themselves or the family may include: parental stress; parental emotional/mental health problems; sibling conflict; disruption to family cohesion; and less time available to spend on family activities. Maternal depression is considered a risk factor for the socioemotional and cognitive development of children. The aim of the study: was to evaluate the presence of depression and anxiety in parents having child or more with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Subjects and Methods: This is a case control study, which carried out on 100 parents with children having ADHD and a control group of 100 parents with their children without any psychiatric or chronic medical disorders. Bothe cases and controls are subjected for the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HAD) to detect the symptoms in the studied sample. Results: Depression and anxiety scales were high in both cases and controls with slight difference between the two groups (44% versus 41 % in depression) and (46% versus 41% in anxiety) respectively. There were high significant relation between anxiety and depression scales results among studied cases.

Mousa A. Alzaalah, Ayman A. Elhadad, Norah I. Almanie, Reem A. Almanie, Sarah S. Alshahrani, Tahani S. Almohayya, Amjad S. Al Jelban, Nawaf I. Almanie and Roaa F. Alshabanah
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