Chapter 22. Social Factors that Influence Child Mental Health

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Nisha Dogra

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch22

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Dogra, N. (2010) Social Factors that Influence Child Mental Health, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch22

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • social factors influencing child mental health;
  • mental health problems of childhood and adolescence - a multifactorial aetiology;
  • social factors, in prevention, development and maintenance of mental health problems;
  • authoritative parents making demands - fitting with children's ability to take responsibility for their own behaviour;
  • authoritarian parenting - as punitive and directive;
  • permissive styles of parenting - neglectful and indulgent, making few demands on children;
  • comparing authoritative and authoritarian parenting styles;
  • parental discord and disharmony - impact on children's mental health;
  • children with a disability or chronic illness - risk of mental health problems;
  • maternal homelessness, association with emotional - lack of attendance, and impact on child's ability in developing socially

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Social Contexts and Experiences

  • Family Environments

  • School Environments

  • Socioeconomic Contexts

  • Summary

  • References