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Evaluating Family Mental Health : History, Epidemiology and Treatment Issues :  History, Epidemiology and Treatment Issues - John J. Schwab

Evaluating Family Mental Health : History, Epidemiology and Treatment Issues

History, Epidemiology and Treatment Issues

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Published: November 1993
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The objectives of the current study are twofold: to provide historical and scientific perspectives on the well-being families; to clarify the mutual interactions and influences of the community, the family, and the individual. Within these contexts, the authors present the results of original research which indicates an alarming increase in families with two or more members with multiple disorders. The book will provide a much needed context for clinicians to assess their own everyday work with families.

The Crisisp. 1
Introduction: Concernsp. 1
Divorcep. 3
Children of Divorcep. 6
Structural Changes in the Familyp. 9
Changes in Rolesp. 13
Effects of Poverty on the Familyp. 14
Economic Factors and Antifamilismp. 20
History of the Familyp. 31
Ancient Times and Mythsp. 31
Early Social Scientists' Views of the Familyp. 37
Economic Influences on the Origin of the Familyp. 42
The Family and the Incest Taboop. 43
Current Views of the Origin of the Familyp. 44
The Biological and Sociocultural Bases of the Familyp. 46
The Three Roots of the Modern Familyp. 46
The Nuclear Familyp. 56
The Emotional Basis for Marriage and Familyp. 60
The Reformation and the Industrial Revolutionp. 63
The Early American Familyp. 65
The Black Familyp. 70
A Century of Concernp. 85
Background: The Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 85
The Turn of the Century and the Early 1900sp. 90
The Roaring Twenties: Social Change, Changing Family Functions, and Companionate Marriagep. 96
The Great Depressionp. 105
Individualism versus Familismp. 108
World War IIp. 112
The Postwar Family and the 1950sp. 114
The Searing Sixtiesp. 132
The 1970s and the Looming Crisisp. 142
Family Researchp. 157
The Pioneer Researchersp. 157
Developments During the 1950s and 1960sp. 171
Recent Family Sociological Researchp. 183
Family Studies of Schizophreniap. 187
Family Studies of Depressionp. 194
Research Perspectives on Depression and the Familyp. 198
The Family Life Cyclep. 208
Marital and Family Satisfaction in Dual-Career African-American Familiesp. 210
Family Functioningp. 212
Our Family Studiesp. 227
Background and Methodsp. 227
Sociodemographic Characteristics, Symptom Status, and Family Risk Factorsp. 234
Perception of the Family Environmentp. 250
Changes in Symptomatology Over Timep. 265
The Younger and Adult Childrenp. 285
Younger Childrenp. 285
Older Adolescents and Adult Childrenp. 299
The Historical-Clinic Chart Studyp. 315
Background and History of the Clinicp. 315
Study Samplep. 316
Study Protocolp. 316
Resultsp. 317
Clinical Implicationsp. 331
The Extent of Symptomatic Distress in Familiesp. 331
Change and Variability in Symptomatology in the Familyp. 332
Identification of Family Members at Riskp. 333
Family Histories and the Intergenerational Continuity of Symptomatologyp. 333
Comorbidityp. 334
Treatment-Resistant Familiesp. 334
Family Risk Factorsp. 335
Family Stressp. 336
Family Environmentp. 338
Depression in the Family and Social Supportsp. 339
The Use of Research Measures in Clinical Practicep. 340
Videotapes of the Familiesp. 342
Home Visitsp. 342
The Problems of Povertyp. 343
Childrenp. 344
Individualism Versus Familismp. 350
Supportive Family Therapyp. 351
Summary and Conclusionsp. 353
Introduction: Concerns and Questionsp. 353
Our Studiesp. 358
Referencesp. 393
Indexp. 411
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ISBN: 9780306444364
ISBN-10: 0306444364
Series: Critical Issues in Psychiatry
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: November 1993
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.81