• March/April 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 2

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Family Matters: Interfaces Between Child and Adult Mental Health

Reder, P.; McClure, M.; Jolley, A. (Editors). Taylor & Francis, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. 2000. 359 pp. $32.95. Paperback.

Rather than focusing on either child or adult mental health, the authors focus on the complex interactions between parents with mental illness and their children, and how the parents' mental health affects their children's lives. Topics include:

  • The long-term effects of childhood trauma on adults
  • How parental mental health problems affect children
  • How family interaction affects the mental health of all family members.

Based on research and practical experience, the authors recommend changes, including the development of new services for the treatment of adolescents, parenting breakdown, and perinatal psychiatric illness, and liaison initiatives to facilitate treatment planning between child and adult mental health services.

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