What do we know about families where parents have a mental illness?: A systematic review

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of what we know about families where a parent has a mental illness, in order to situate the following papers for the special edition. An extensive search during November, 2014 in the Ovid MEDLINE and PsycINFO databases identified relevant papers that were then synthesized and presented in terms of (i) prevalence of parents and children living with parental mental illness (ii) mechanisms of risk for children (iii) needs of children (iv) needs of parents and (v) intervention types and outcomes. A significant paradigm shift across all levels of policy and service development is required to adequately meet the needs of parents and children living with parental mental illness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98 - 111
Number of pages14
JournalChild & Youth Services
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2016

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