Michela Gatta, Laura Sudati, Marta Sisti, Marina Miscioscia, Valentina Calloni, Alessandra Simonelli

The role of the family interaction within the expression of psychopathology in adolescence

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Keywords: Lausanne Trilogue Play; Psychopathology; Adolescence; Alexithymia; Interactive Family Dynamics.

This research aims to evaluate the relationship between the interactive family dynamics (measured throughout LTP) and the psychopathological expression, with particular reference to the presence of alexithymia (measured throughout CBCL, YSR 11-18 and 20 TAS). The recruited subjects are 41 adolescents (mean age 16.05 years, SD: 1.987) and their families attending a Neuropsychiatric Service in Padua. The data show that there is a nonlinear relationship between quality of family interactive dynamics and adolescent's psycho-behavioral problems. These results corroborate the interdependence between interactive and individual factors within the expression of psychopathology in adolescence phase, and the need for differentiated assessment tools to allow integration of these two explorative trajectories.

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