Practical and emotional consequences of parental divorce

Adolesc Med. 1998 Jun;9(2):271-82, vi.


This review explores divorce as a risk factor for psychological problems among children and adolescents and the difficult emotional and practical transitions it creates for them. The authors provide helpful suggestions for primary care pediatricians on how best to assist their adolescent patients and their families in dealing with the transition.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology
  • Affect*
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Marriage
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Parents*
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology