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Alcoholism And The Family - Saturo Saitoh

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1992
ISBN: 9780876306260
Number Of Pages: 310

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The 4th International Symposium of the Psychiatric Research Institute of Tokyo brought together clinicians and scientists from around the world to present their work in the highly complex area of alcoholism and the family. Culled from the symposium, the papers that appear here underscore both the level of sophistication that alcoholism-related research has achieved over the last several decades and the diversity of perspectives apparent on any given component. Divided into 5 parts - Genetic Factors of Alcoholism, Clinical Aspects, Alcoholic Families and Mental Health, Alcoholism and Family Models and Therapeutic Approaches to the Alcoholic Family - the book provides a mix of often divergent views. There are some chapters that highlight biological aspects of the impact of alcoholism on family structure, whereas others demonstrate how cultural and related social factors influence the development and course of alcoholism and how the disorder changes interactions within the family.

Preface
Contributors
Introduction
Genetic Factors of Alcoholismp. 1
Alcoholism, A Familial Disorder: Genetic Aspectsp. 3
CNV of Substance Use Patients with Alcoholic Fatherp. 13
Drinking Behavior and Lifestyles in Twinsp. 24
Part I: Discussionp. 48
Genetic Factors of Alcoholism: Clinical Aspectsp. 57
Steps Towards a Classification of Alcoholism: Lessons from Adoption Studiesp. 59
Prospective Evidence for the Effects of Environment upon Alcoholismp. 71
Genetic Polymorphism of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase in Orientals as a Genetic Marker of a High-Risk Group of Alcoholismp. 84
Part II: Discussionp. 90
Alcoholic Families and Mental Healthp. 95
International Perspectives on Alcoholism and the Family: An Overview of WHO Activitiesp. 97
The Results of a Survey on Counseling at Public Health Centers in Tokyop. 117
Alcoholism and the Native American Familyp. 127
Part III: Discussionp. 140
Alcoholism and Family Modelsp. 153
Family Systems Approaches to the Alcoholic Family: Research Findings and Their Clinical Applicationsp. 155
Therapeutic Control and Therapeutic Impasse: Therapists "Hitting Bottom" with an Alcoholic Familyp. 172
A Cultural Approach to Conceptualizing Alcohol and the Familyp. 187
Marriage Patterns of Females from Alcoholic Families in Japanp. 203
Part IV: Discussionp. 221
Therapeutic Approaches to the Alcoholic Familyp. 229
Our Experiences in Family Therapyp. 231
Treatment of Psychiatric Illness in Adolescents with Alcoholic Parentsp. 241
Therapeutic Effects of Counseling on Wives of Alcoholicsp. 254
Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Alcoholic Families: Broad-Spectrum Interventionp. 266
Effects of Family Alcoholismp. 272
Part V: Discussionp. 282
Name Indexp. 297
Subject Indexp. 302
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ISBN: 9780876306260
ISBN-10: 0876306261
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 1st August 1992
Publisher: BRUNNER MAZEL INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.49  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1