Family psychiatry: from research to practice.

  title={Family psychiatry: from research to practice.},
  author={Alison M. Heru},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={163 6},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to review current research evidence for clinicians involving families in the assessment and treatment of their patients. METHOD Research on effects of family support on illness outcome and outcomes of family-centered treatment in medicine, pediatrics, and psychiatry are reviewed. RESULTS Research in many medical fields shows that families have powerful influences on health that are equal to or surpass other risk factors and that brief family… CONTINUE READING

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