Forensic Science & Addiction Research

Development Trajectories of Co-Occurring Depressive, Eating, Antisocial, and Substance Abuse Problems in Female Adolescents

  • Open or Close Palak Vaidya*

    Department of psychology, Kean University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Palak Vaidya, Department of psychology, Kean University, USA, Tel: 908-737-5872; Email: vaidyap@kean.edu

Submission: December 19, 2017; Published: December 21, 2017

Volume1 Issue5
December 2017


This article was an investigation of growth trajectories from adolescence of age 13 to 18 years old females. The hypothesis of this article was that females during this age are more likely to show increase in depression, eating disorder, antisocial behavior and are drawn to substance abuse. The goal of this article was to observe the developmental trajectories of the symptoms of psychiatric disorders that are often exposed over a period of time in adolescence. There were three aims that were focused on during the study. First, was to characterize girls’ symptoms during adolescence; second was to observe temporal associations with other syndromes; and the last was to quantify higher order factors among the first-order growth factors.

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