Parental Style as a Risk Factor to Psychiatric Disorder

  • Gordon Parker


The view that parents have the capacity to influence the short-term and the long-term development of their children is a tenet of psychiatry, but one that has resisted clear research confirmation. Qualitative theories, which argue for an association between early parental loss or separation and the subsequent development of psychiatric disorder, appear to have been the research preoccupation until recent times when the quality of the parent-child relationship has attracted closer attention.


Social Phobia Parental Style Optimal Parenting Protection Scale Unrelated Pair 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon Parker
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  1. 1.School of PsychiatryUniversity of New South WalesKensington N.S.W.UK

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