Adolescent mental health, attachment characteristics, and unexplained chest pain: a case-control study

BOLAT N., Eliacik K., Yavuz M., Kanik A., Mertek H., Guven B., ...More

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.29, no.4, pp.487-491, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/24750573.2018.1454374
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.487-491
  • Keywords: Chest pain, attachment, emotion, behaviour, CHILDREN, ANXIETY, LIFE, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, SENSITIVITY, DISORDER, PARENTS, FEAR
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVES: Psychological factors may be the underlying causes in unexplained chest pain (UCP). Chest pain symptom may influence the emotional status and peer relationships of the children and adolescents negatively. However, the number of studies focussing on the aetiology and consequences of the adolescent UCP are still limited. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships among psychological problems, attachment characteristics, and the UCP in a group of adolescents.