The relationship between parents' and their adolescent children's mental health and mental illness

Fisher, Olivia J., Hou, Xiang-Yu, & Shochet, Ian (2015) The relationship between parents' and their adolescent children's mental health and mental illness. American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 5(5), pp. 227-230.

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Depression and anxiety disorders are high-prevalence disorders with a significant impact globally and high social and economic costs. Promotion of mental health and the prevention of depression and anxiety disorders are key health priorities internationally. It is now understood that mental health and mental illness are not two ends of one spectrum but two separate, related spectrums. The relationship between mental illness in parents and the development of mental illness in their children has been well documented however this relationship has not yet been examined from a mental health perspective. A number of mental health protective factors (also known as flourishing factors) have been shown to have a preventative effect on the development of depression and anxiety disorders, however whether parents’ mental health protective factors may have any effect on children’s depression and anxiety disorder outcomes remains unknown.

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ID Code: 89396
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Mental Health, Mental Illness, Protective Factors, Parent, Adolescent
DOI: 10.5923/j.ajmms.20150505.07
ISSN: 2165-9036
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Scientific & Academic Publishing
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2015 22:53
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2015 21:21

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