Document Type : Research Paper
Associate professor of children and adolescents psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Siences, Mashhad, Iran
Assistant professor of clinical psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Siences, Mashhad, Iran
Resident of psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Siences, Mashhad, Iran
Introduction: According to the researchers' vewpoint, parents' personality traits and their behavior can affect the development of the psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders among children and adolescents. The present study assessed the personality types and characteristics in parents of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) compared to control group.
Materials and Methods: The statistical community of this cross-sectional descriptive study included all parents of children and adolescents with OCD who referred to the children and adolescents psychiatric clinic of Ibn-e-Sina hospital of Mashhad during March-September 2013. Parents of 30 children and adolescents (6-18 years) with OCD based on DSM-IV- TR criteria and confirmation of diagnoasis by two child psychiatrists were selected (n=60) via available sampling method. Parents of 30 matched healthy children from schools in Mashhad were selected as the control group. All participants fulfilled the Myers-Briggs personality type questionnaire. Data analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi square test and SPSS software version 15.
Results: Findinigs showed that two groups of parents were not different in terms of extraversion-introversion, sensing- intuition and thinking-feeling personality dimensions (P>0.05). There was only a significant difference between two groups in judgment-perception dimension (P=0.026).
Conclusion: It seems that there are not significant relations between almost of parents' personality traits and prevalence or incidence of obsessive-compulsive disorders in children and adolescents.