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The place of family therapy in adult clinical psychiatry remains unclear, despite considerable theoretical developments in the subject. In order to delineate the potential role of a family therapeutic approach, a study was conducted of the first 50 families treated in a newly established family-therapy clinical located in an adult psychiatric hospital.

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Journal article


Br J Psychiatry

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357 - 364


Adjustment Disorders, Adolescent, Adult, Affective Symptoms, Aged, Bipolar Disorder, Family, Family Therapy, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Individuation, Male, Mental Disorders, Middle Aged, Neurotic Disorders, Personality Development, Personality Disorders, Professional-Family Relations, Retrospective Studies, Systems Theory