Evaluation of the Early Age Married Girls Applying to Our Department
Open Journal of Pediatrics (OJPed)
2013-April 1st, 2015 in physical and mental health committee of the
Dicle University, Medical Faculty, were taken to evaluate. These 19 cases were
retrospectively assessed in sociodemographic data (age, education level, and
relative degrees), type of marriage, state of mind, forensic reports and files.
Of 410 cases, who admitted to our mental and physical committee, 19 (4.6%) were
at the category of early age marriage. These 19 cases range between 13 and 17
years of age. Three of them (15.8%) were thinking of suicide and one of them
(5.3%) attempted suicide. At least, one mental disorder was diagnosed in 8
(42.1%) of the cases and the most common diagnose was acute stress disorder in
four (21.1%) cases. It has been stated that marriages at early ages are caused
by economic and cultural reasons. As conclusion, being married of children at
early ages is an important risk factor in social and mental health.