The Children of Mentally Ill Parents

  title={The Children of Mentally Ill Parents},
  author={Fritz Mattejat and Helmut Remschmidt},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={105 23},
INTRODUCTION The children of mentally ill parents have a higher risk of developing mental illnesses themselves over the course of their lives. This known risk must be taken into account in the practical provision of health care. METHODS Selective literature review. RESULTS The increased psychiatric risk for children of mentally ill parents is due partly to genetic influences and partly to an impairment of the parent-child interaction because of the parent's illness. Furthermore, adverse… CONTINUE READING


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