ERIC Number: ED194818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Mental Illness in the Family. Families Today: A Research Sampler on Families and Children.
Corfman, Eunice, Ed.
Science Monographs, published by the National Institute of Mental Health, are book-length, integrative state-of-the-art reviews, critical evaluations of findings, or program assessments of current research on topics related to the NIMH mandate. This set of articles concentrate on mental illness in the family. "Depression and Low-Income, Female-Headed Families" describes an intensive project involving low-income single-parent and married mothers of young children. "The Mentally Ill at Home: A Family Matter" explores the practical, humanitarian and theoretical issues of mental illness and the consequences of mental illness for patients' families. "Heredity and Mental Illness" investigates research confirmations of an important hereditary element in schizophrenia and depression."Poor Family Communication and Schizophrenia" stresses the importance of family relationships as factors in schizophrenia and its prevention. "Detection and Prevention of Childhood Depression" describes ways investigators detect masked depression, acute, and chronic depressive illnesses in children and presents methods of treatment. "New Light on Autism and other Puzzling Disorders of Childhood" discusses research findings in autism and other developmental disabilities. "Basic Training for Parents of Psychotic Children" describes the Training and Education of Autistic, Psychotic and Related Communications Handicapped Children (TEACCH) program for parents. (NRB)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Autism, Depression (Psychology), Developmental Disabilities, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Fatherless Family, Heredity, Mental Disorders, Parent Education, Personality Problems, Program Descriptions, Psychological Patterns, Schizophrenia
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Scientific and Public Information.
Note: For related documents see CG 014 758-760.