Adolescents with mental disorders: an experience of Multiprofessional approach

TitleAdolescents with mental disorders: an experience of Multiprofessional approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGatta M, Del Col L, Battistella P
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published12/2014
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordsadolescence, mutiprofessional intervention, parental intervention., psychopathology, semi-residential service

This work aims to present an example of multiprofessional intervention with psychiatric adolescents and their families, throughout the description of a Daily Service for Psychiatric Adolescents and a survey of the cases treated during the last two years. Specifically, the study aims to analyze the psychopathological manifestations of a sample of 67 adolescents who were addressed to the semi-residential service for adolescent psychopathologies at the Neuropsychiatric Unit for Children and Adolescents of the local public health services in Padua (Italy) in the last two years. The study sample consists of 48 males (71.6%) and 19 females (28.4%), aged between 13 and 19 years. The patients’ functioning and psychopathology were assessed using the Achenbach Youth Self Report 11-18, which was completed at the beginning of the semi-residential treatment.