Document Type : Research paper


1 King George's Medical University, Lucknow,U.P.

2 King George" Medical University, Lucknow,U.P.

3 College of Nursing,ASMC, Shahjahanpur , U.P.

4 King George's Medical University, Chowk Lucknow,U.P.



Background: Dissociative disorder is one of the common psychiatric disorder in adolescents. Adolescents undergo physical, social and emotional changes during transition from childhood to adulthood and they need to adapt to these changes. Many adolescents may face adjustment difficulties as they try to adapt. Adolescents with the dissociative disorder may have stressors which could be related to school, family, punishment, sexual abuse and peers. The objective of this study was to assess the adjustment difficulties among adolescents with dissociative disorders. Methods: This study included 60 adolescents with dissociative disorder attending child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient services of a tertiary care center in North India. Bell Adjustment Inventory (BAI-MHJ) were administered to assess the adjustment difficulties. Data was analyzed by using SPSS 16 version. Results: Mean age of adolescents with dissociative disorder were 14.9 ±1.15 years. The majority were female (70%). The poor adjustment was found in emotional and social domains. The study also showed that adolescents had difficulties in school. Conclusion: The study concluded that the children and adolescents with dissociative disorder had the adjustment difficulties which may be related to inability to adapt in family, school and social environment.
Keywords – Dissociative disorder, Adolescents, Adjustment difficulty, clinical study.


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