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Description - Psychopathology and the Family by Jennifer L. Hudson

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 childs 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 already 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. Current Thinking on Psychopathology and the Family is divided into three 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. Finally, the third section discusses involving the family in treatment and prevention.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780080444499
ISBN-10: 0080444490
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 165mm x mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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