ERIC Number: EJ957040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
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Reference Count: 46
Intimate Relationships and Psychopathology
Whisman, Mark A.; Baucom, Donald H.
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, v15 n1 p4-13 Mar 2012
Relationship functioning and individual mental health and well-being are strongly associated with one another. In this article, we first review the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between relationship discord and various types of psychopathology, We then review findings suggesting that relationship discord is associated with poorer outcome for individual-based treatments for psychopathology and that, generally, relationship discord does not improve following individual-based treatments for psychopathology. Finally, we present a model for conceptualizing work with couples in which one partner has a psychiatric disorder and review the efficacy of couple-based interventions in the treatment for psychiatric disorders, with a focus on substance-related, mood, and anxiety disorders.
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Intimacy, Psychopathology, Anxiety, Mental Health, Longitudinal Studies, Models, Intervention, Well Being, Outcomes of Treatment, Interpersonal Relationship, Substance Abuse, Correlation
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