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Children of Psychiatrically Ill Parents: A Prevention Perspective
Morton M. Silverman
Psychiatric Services 1989; doi:
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The author expresses his appreciation to Robert Freedman, M.D., Deborah M. Pratt, and the anonymous reviewers for their assistance in the preparation of this paper.

Department of Psychiatry Resource service at the University of Chicago, 5743 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637

1989 by the American Psychiatric Association

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A number of risk factors have been associated with the etiology and pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders in children of psychiatrically ill parents. The author reviews the evidence for genetic transmission of psychopathology in families, particularly depression, schizophrenia, and alcoholism. Genetic factors appear to play less of a role in transmission than the characteristics of the child and the environmental consequences of the parent's illness. Some risk factors, such as ineffective parenting, poor communication patterns, and chaotic environments, may be modified by preventive interventions. Such interventions can improve family stability, foster the parents' ability to meet the child's needs, and minimize the pathology to which the child is exposed. Broad-based preventive interventions for the general population are also discussed.

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