Chapter 11. Research on Family Interventions for Mental Disorders: Problems and Perspectives

  1. Norman Sartorius2,
  2. Julian Leff3,
  3. Juan José López-Ibor4,
  4. Mario Maj5 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha6
  1. Ian R.H. Falloon

Published Online: 31 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470024712.ch11

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

How to Cite

Falloon, I. R.H. (2004) Research on Family Interventions for Mental Disorders: Problems and Perspectives, in Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment (eds N. Sartorius, J. Leff, J. J. López-Ibor, M. Maj and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470024712.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  2. 3

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London and TAPS Research Unit, 69 Fleet Street, London NW3 2QU, UK

  3. 4

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  4. 5

    University of Naples, Italy

  5. 6

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Auckland, Park Road, Auckland, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470023822

Online ISBN: 9780470024713

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Keywords:

  • patients' families role and managing mental disorders;
  • psychosocial interventions;
  • outcome assessment;
  • family education strategies;
  • stress management approaches;
  • family-based stress management;
  • family interventions for bipolar disorder;
  • multi-family group setting;
  • resource group

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Goals of Family Interventions

  • Outcome Assessment

  • Family Interventions for Schizophrenia

  • Family Interventions for Bipolar Disorder

  • Family Interventions for Depressive Disorders

  • Effectiveness of Family Approaches in Routine Clinical Practice

  • Conclusions

  • References