Gender differences in adolescent symptomatology: a normative study.

Abstract

A widespread belief that adolescence is marked by disturbance may have contributed to a lack of interest in psychiatric symptomatology in adolescents. There are few studies of adolescent gender differences. Adolescents (N = 497) from three Chicago area high schools, representing a broad socioeconomic spectrum, were administered the Offer Self-Image Questionnaire, the Delinquency Checklist, and the Symptom Checklist in which they self-report on self-image, experience of symptoms, and delinquent behavior, respectively. Results show that adolescent girls are more prone to report inwardly directed psychiatric symptomatology, such as depression and anxiety, than are adolescent boys; adolescent boys are more prone to report acting out behaviorally. Gender is an important aspect of treating adolescent patients.

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@article{Ostrov1989GenderDI, title={Gender differences in adolescent symptomatology: a normative study.}, author={E Ostrov and Dafna Offer and Kenneth I. Howard}, journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry}, year={1989}, volume={28 3}, pages={394-8} }