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Family Organization and Dynamics

  • Alvin H. Strelnick
  • Margaret Gilpin

Abstract

Although unappreciated by modern medicine for a long time, the impact of the family on the health and well-being of individuals has been common knowledge among the lay public for a long time. This wisdom has been captured in two common idioms, “You are driving me crazy,” and “You are making me sick.” The idioms contain the kernel of the idea that physical and mental health problems may originate or be affected by interactions of individuals with those around them, most importantly, one’s family. The challenge to family medicine is to discover and analyze those aspects of family and social life that are health-promoting and illness-producing so as to best intervene to maximize health and minimize illness.

Keywords

Social Network Anorexia Nervosa Family System Role Conflict Family Organization 
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  • Alvin H. Strelnick
  • Margaret Gilpin

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