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Severely dysfunctional families who manifest diametrically opposed, but complementary characteristics in the marital partners and in their children can be understood and treated in terms of Fairbairn's object-relations theory and the concept of egosplitting. A family history is presented where...
The case history, treatment and follow-up of a thirteen-year-old girl with obsessivecompulsive neurosis of six months duration are reported. Results show that behaviour modification techniques were effective though a second course of treatment was required Her illness and its treatment by...
The hypothesis that separation from an established mother figure in early childhood has a detrimental effect on a child's later mental health has been widely promulgated and commonly accepted both in academic and lay circles throughout the Western world. The hypothesis continues to have a...
Ninety-three children with a diagnosis of depression were admitted to a residential children's unit over a six-year period. Background and clinical data were analysed in order to identify correlates associated with the disorder and to examine the concept of depressive equivalents'. The results...
Care and overprotection appear to reflect the principal dimensions underlying parental behaviours and attitudes. In previous studies of neurotically depressed patients and of a non-clinical group, subjects who scored their parents as lacking in care and/or overprotective had the greater...
A sample of 220 normal pre-school and primary school children was tested by the Continuous Performance Test(CPT), a test of sustained attention (vigilance), the Drawa-Line Slowly test (DALS), a test of motor inhibition and two sub-tests of the latter test. Significant social class associations...
Many therapists in Community Health Centres work with children and families but lack training and experience in resolving child/family problems. Inexperienced therapists often find the family therapy models described in the literature too complex. This paper describes a simplified view of family...
A controlled study was conducted in Sydney to assess the reported characteristics of Jewish and Greek parents. Using a measure of fundamental parental characteristics the 81 Jewish subjects differed from controls only in scoring their mothers as less caring. The 125 Greek subjects scored both...
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