Concerns and hopes among adolescents attending adolescent psychiatric outpatient clinics

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Abstract

Background:

Mental disorders affect the well-being of adolescents. This study aims to describe adolescents' concerns and hopes from their own perspective when referred to adolescent psychiatric outpatient treatment.

Method:

The qualitative data consisted of adolescents' (n = 70) short essays gathered using the Depis.Net Internet program and analyzed with inductive thematic analysis.

Results:

The adolescents described their concerns and hopes regarding their relationships, daily actions, identity, and well-being.

Conclusions:

Adolescents share their concerns and find solutions if they find a safe channel to do so. Professionals should find new ways to help adolescents share their life experiences and information technology may be a promising tool.

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