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Close relationships in psychiatric disorders


Bodenmann, Guy; Randall, Ashley K (2013). Close relationships in psychiatric disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 26(5):464-467.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article provides an in-depth analysis of the social variable in the biopsychosocial model (BPS) of psychiatric disorders. Based on existing evidence, we posit understanding the role of the romantic partner is instrumental in the etiology of psychiatric disorders.

RECENT FINDINGS: The link between psychiatric disorders and relationship well being is bidirectional; depression can lead to decreased relationship satisfaction, and relationship quality can lead to the development of affective disorders (depression and anxiety). Expanding upon traditional individual-oriented therapeutic approaches, examining psychiatric disorders from a we-disease perspective (couple's therapy) proves to be beneficial in treating and preventing relapse.

SUMMARY: As the notion of we-disease suggests, each couple may benefit from a joint approach whereby each partner is viewed as an integral contributing factor to the process of recovery.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article provides an in-depth analysis of the social variable in the biopsychosocial model (BPS) of psychiatric disorders. Based on existing evidence, we posit understanding the role of the romantic partner is instrumental in the etiology of psychiatric disorders.

RECENT FINDINGS: The link between psychiatric disorders and relationship well being is bidirectional; depression can lead to decreased relationship satisfaction, and relationship quality can lead to the development of affective disorders (depression and anxiety). Expanding upon traditional individual-oriented therapeutic approaches, examining psychiatric disorders from a we-disease perspective (couple's therapy) proves to be beneficial in treating and preventing relapse.

SUMMARY: As the notion of we-disease suggests, each couple may benefit from a joint approach whereby each partner is viewed as an integral contributing factor to the process of recovery.

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Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords:Psychotherapeutisches Zentrum des Psychologischen Instituts UZH
Date:2013
Deposited On:02 Sep 2013 13:02
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:57
Publisher:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0951-7367
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0b013e3283642de7
PubMed ID:23867661

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