Examination of the Predictability of Psychological and Sociodemographic Variables among Early Emerging Adulthood and Late Emerging Adulthood Seeking Mental Health Treatment
1Çisem Uzun, 2Hüseyin Ünübol, 3Gökben Hızlı Sayar
1,2,3Üsküdar University, Institute of Social Science, Psychology İstanbul-Turkey

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In this study, the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and the use of mental services among 18-29-year-old adults was examined. Data were collected from the 18-29 aged men and women whos participated in the TURBAHAR study. Psychological symptoms, attachment, alexithymia, personal well-being, and positive-negative mood levels of the participants were examined for the research. According to the regression analysis, it was found that smoking and alcohol use, depression, personal well-being, and hostility levels significantly predicted the psychiatric status of both women and men. In addition, it was found that negative self-esteem and somatization levels predicted the use of mental health services among women. The results showed that more psychological factors were affecting the use of mental health services for women compared to men. The findings are expected to contribute to the structuring of services for men and women in terms of the utilization of mental health services based on gender differences.


Psychiatric Symptoms, Depression, Anxiety, Hostility, Somatization, Negative Self, Dependence.


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