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Seeking to integrate the large volume of clinical research on relational processes and mental health disorders with other scientific advances in psychiatry, Relational Processes and DSM-V builds on exciting advances in clinical research on troubled relationships. These advances included marked improvements in the assessment and epidemiology of troubled relationships as well the use of genetics, neuroscience, and immunology to explore the importance of close relationships in clinical practice. Advances in ...
Seeking to integrate the large volume of clinical research on relational processes and mental health disorders with other scientific advances in psychiatry, Relational Processes and DSM-V builds on exciting advances in clinical research on troubled relationships. These advances included marked improvements in the assessment and epidemiology of troubled relationships as well the use of genetics, neuroscience, and immunology to explore the importance of close relationships in clinical practice. Advances in assessment, intervention, and prevention are also highlighted to help practitioners and researchers find common ground and begin an empirically based discussion about the best way to revise the DSM. Given the overwhelming research showing that relationships play a role in regulating neurobiology and genetic expression and are critical for understanding schizophrenia, conduct disorder, and depression among other disorders, relational processes must be a part of any empirically based plan for revising psychiatric nosology in DSM-V.
The contributors examine the relevance of relationships in such issues as the basic psychopathology of mental disorders, factors influencing maintenance and relapse, sources of burden for family members, and the development of guidelines for family-based interventions. Coverage includes approaches to the assessment of relational processes with clinical significance, an introduction to the methodology of taxometrics, and an overview of the links between relational processes and psychiatric outcomes. Together, these contributions seek to develop a shared commitment among clinicians, researchers, and psychopathologists to take seriously the issue of relational processes as they relate to diagnoses within the DSM -- and to encourage mental health care workers at all levels to harness the healing properties of relationships in clinical practice.
Preface. Introduction. Acknowledgments. Relational processes and mental health: a bench-to-bedside dialogue to guide DSM-V. Biological Underpinnings. Neurobiology of the social brain: lessons from animal models about social relationships. Refining the categorical landscape of DSM: role of animal models. Marriage, health, and immune function. Family expressed emotion prior to onset of psychosis. Genetic strategies for delineating relational taxons: origins, outcomes, and their relation to individual psychopathology. Assessment. Childhood maltreatment and adult psychopathology: some measurement options. Taxometrics and relational processes: relevance and challenges for the next nosology of mental disorders. Relational diagnoses: from reliable rationally derived criteria to testable taxonic hypotheses. Defining relational disorders and identifying their connections to Axes I and II. Expressed emotion and DSM-V. Prevention and Treatment. Prevention as the promotion of healthy parenting following parental divorce. Cultural and relational processes in depressed Latino adolescents. Role of couples relationships in understanding and treating mental disorders. Summary and Implications for Future Research. Recommendations for research on relational disorders and processes: a roadmap for DSM-V. Index.
Posted July 26, 2013
Thank you for writing this book !! We need more like it. The DSM is oriented towards pathology, disease, and disorder and is not oriented towards wellness, recovery and healing. Our labeling system does more damage than good sometimes. I agree that the relationship is KEY. I am a counselor (10+ years) and also a Manic Psychosis survivor (BP I Dx) . It is downright refreshing to see a book like this on the market. I only wish we could get it into more academic classrooms!! Thanks again.
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