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The efficacy of family intervention in adolescent mental health

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by D Goodman, Brenda HappellBrenda Happell
The term 'family therapy' is used to encompass a range of approaches that share a common view about the importance of family involvement in psychiatric disorders. This paper reviews the effectiveness of family interventions in adolescent mental health with a special emphasis on single session therapy. Research evidence shows that the family intervention in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety andanorexia not only provides better outcomes, but also increases client satisfaction with services.Among the family therapy approaches, single session therapy (SST) seems to be a flexible and v~ry effective model for adolescent mental disorders, which seem to offer an efficient means of providing rapid access· to services whilst removing some of the difficulties associated with other forms of family therapy approaches. A new service development model is also discussed by drawing together a number of ideas encountered in practice settings.

History

Volume

12

Issue

1

Start Page

1364

End Page

1377

Number of Pages

14

ISSN

0968-0624

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Barwon Health (Vic.); Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of psychiatric nursing research.

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