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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Are Ataques de Nervios in Puerto Rican Children Associated With Psychiatric Disorder?

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Igda Martinez

All Authors for this paper: Igda Martinez; Peter Guarnaccia; Glorisa Canino; Rafael Ramirez

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: To provide the first analysis of a cultural syndrome in children, primary caretakers of children in the community and in clinical services in Puerto Rico were interviewed to assess the presence and correlates of ataques de nervios (AdN). Nine percent of children in the community and 26% in the clinical sample reported AdN. Girls were over-represented in the AdN groups in both samples. Family history of AdN and meeting research criteria for a psychiatric disorder were strong predictors of AdN in both groups. AdN are a prominently reported cultural syndrome among children in Puerto Rico, especially among adolescent girls.


Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presentation Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM