Parental overprotection predicts the development of functional somatic symptoms in young adolescents.

@article{Janssens2009ParentalOP,
  title={Parental overprotection predicts the development of functional somatic symptoms in young adolescents.},
  author={Karin A. M. Janssens and Albertine J Oldehinkel and Judith G. M. Rosmalen},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={154 6},
  pages={918-23.e1}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine whether parental overprotection contributes to the development of functional somatic symptoms (FSS) in young adolescents. In addition, we aimed to study whether this potential effect of parental overprotection is mediated by parenting distress and/or moderated by the adolescent's sex. STUDY DESIGN FSS were measured in 2230 adolescents (ages 10 to 12 years from the Tracking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey) by the Somatic Complaints subscale of the Youth Self Report at… CONTINUE READING