Mental health and behavioural difficulties in adopted children: A systematic review of post-adoption risk and protective factors

  title={Mental health and behavioural difficulties in adopted children: A systematic review of post-adoption risk and protective factors},
  author={Morvwen Duncan and Matthew Woolgar and Rachel Ransley and Pasco Fearon},
  journal={Adoption \& Fostering},
  pages={414 - 429}
Previous research suggests that adopted children are at a greater risk of experiencing psychological and behavioural difficulties or accessing mental health services than non-adopted peers and that post-adoption variables are significant risk and protective factors producing this situation. This review seeks to summarise the post-adoption variables associated with adopted children’s mental health or behavioural difficulties to inform future research and shape interventions. A search for… 

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