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Family Interaction and Somatic Illness: Implications from the Finnish Adoptive Family Study

  • P. Tienari
  • A. Sorri
  • I. Lahti
  • M. Naarala
  • J. Moring
  • T. Rönkkö
  • K-E. Wahlberg
Conference paper

Abstract

The notion that family relationships may significantly contribute to the development of serious psychiatric disorders or somatic illnesses is not new. The mother-child relationship, in particular, has often been postulated to be disturbed in cases of illness. Further research widened the concept of parental influence to include the father as well. But with the appearance of more sophisticated views of family relationships, the notions of single parent-child relationships have been considered oversimplified and the emphasis has therefore been laid on disturbances in the entire family system.

Keywords

Anorexia Nervosa Family Interaction Adoptive Parent Adoptive Child Adoptive Family 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Tienari
    • 1
  • A. Sorri
    • 1
  • I. Lahti
    • 1
  • M. Naarala
    • 1
  • J. Moring
    • 1
  • T. Rönkkö
    • 1
  • K-E. Wahlberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of OuluFinland

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