A Meta Analysis of Stress and Depression in Parents of Autistic Children


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Türkmen A. , Özkan M. , Aliyev B.

ICLEL 20162nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LIFELONGEDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP FOR ALL, Liepaja, Latvia, 21 - 23 July 2016, pp.1

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Liepaja
  • Country: Latvia
  • Page Numbers: pp.1

Abstract

Psychoanalytic issues, in particular depression, anger, feelings of insufficiency and blame have major and minor degree on parents who possess autistic children on variety occasions. Depression is severely observed in many family members if they have autistic children. Therefore, the literature indicates that family members usually find it very difficult to deal with the stress and depression factors resulting from having an autistic child in their lives. Nevertheless, there is no a particular remedy to cover all the relevant factors. For instance, parents always feel responsible to try as many cures for their children as possible without thinking about the cost, whether it will be met by health insurances or not. In this complication, within this particular study, 20 articles on depression in parents who have autistic children were carried out and studied and three meta-analyses were obtained. In the first meta-analysis, depression in parents of autistic children was compared with those who have healthy children. In the second one, depression in the father and mother was compared. Eventually, the third meta-analysis made it compulsory to measure depression in parents who have autistic children and those who have downs syndrome children. There is a literary examination which supplied us with a history of autism, various diagnosis and behavioral qualities. The United States’ and Turkey’s prevalent rate of autism and the yearly expenses of these two countries were also taken into consideration. Different ways of effects of autism and dealing techniques were explained. A nominal effect size, d+ was calculated from group individuals and using F-value standard deviations, frequencies were calculated. Finally, borders of the current study and the inference for the future were discussed. Keywords: Stress and Depression, Autistic Children, Parents, Psychoanalysis