Psychopathology and the Family

Psychopathology and the Family

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Understanding the factors that place an individual at greater risk of developing psychopathology has important implications for both treatment and prevention of psychological disorders. Of critical relevance in this regard is the exploration of the potential influence of the family. Parenting and the family environment are considered to significantly contribute to a child's early development and adjustment. It follows then that parental behavior may also be of importance in the development, maintenance and or the prevention of psychopathology. Over the past 50 years there has been a considerable amount of research as well as controversy surrounding the link between parenting and psychopathology. The purpose of this book is to provide researchers and clinicians with state-of-the art research findings, presented by experts in the field, on the role of the family in the development and maintenance of psychopathology.

This edited book is divided into 3 sections. The first addresses broader issues of theory and methodology and the second provides separate chapters relating to the role of the family in the development and maintenance of specific psychopathologies. A final section discusses the involvement of the family in treatment and prevention.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 398 pages
  • 168 x 240 x 30mm | 861.84g
  • Elsevier Science Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0080444490
  • 9780080444499
  • 1,000,212

Table of contents

Family as Important in the Development of Psychopathology.
Genetics and the Family Environment.
Parenting and Psychopathology.
Attachment and Psychopathology.
Oppositional Disorders/Conduct Disorders.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Eating Disorders.
Substance Abuse.
Personality Disorders.
Major Mental Disorders.
Empirical Evidence Regarding the Importance of Involving the Family in Therapy.
Clinical Issues Involving the Family in Treatment.
The Role of the Family in Prevention of Psychopathology.
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Review quote

"This remarkable book provides exceptionally wide-ranging and incisive coverage of the interplay among family processes and the development of psychopathology from multiple perspectives that are essential to advancing the field of developmental psychopathology."
-Patrick Davies, University of Rochester, NY, USA

"A much needed contribution... Essential reading for any clinician and researcher who work with children and families. "
-Wendy K. Silverman, Ph.D., ABPP, Florida International University, Miami, USA

" important and valuable book."
-Joseph J. Guido for PsycCRITIQUES
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