Chapter 7. Families of Children with a Mental Disorder

  1. Norman Sartorius2,
  2. Julian Leff3,
  3. Juan José López-Ibor4,
  4. Mario Maj5 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha6
  1. Simon G. Gowers and
  2. Claudine Bryan

Published Online: 31 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470024712.ch7

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

How to Cite

Gowers, S. G. and Bryan, C. (2005) Families of Children with a Mental Disorder, 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.ch7

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. Section of Adolescent Psychiatry, Academic Unit, University of Liverpool, 79 Liverpool Road, Chester CH2 1AW, UK

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:

  • child psychopathology;
  • classification and DSM-IV;
  • developmental disorders;
  • comorbidity and child mental health;
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
  • parental competence;
  • family life;
  • coping with child;
  • family interventions;
  • cognitive–behaviour therapy (CBT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Family Burden and Stress

  • Coping

  • Family Interventions

  • Conclusions

  • References