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The influence of family, school, and the environment

Barbara Maughan

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0224
The influence of family, school, and the environment

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Like adult disorders, most child psychiatric problems are now regarded as multifactorially determined: both genetic and environmental factors play a role in their development. This chapter provides an overview of some of the key environmental elements in that equation. Subsequent chapters discuss risks for specific disorders; the focus here is on the more general issues that arise when considering the effect of environmental influences on the onset or persistence of psychopathology in childhood.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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